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Controversial plans to axe GCSEs

School exams in England are set to get much tougher, as the Education Secretary says the dumbing-down of GCSEs must be stopped.

Michael Gove's reported to be planning to replace the tests, with the return of more academic O'levels.

Less able pupils could sit more straight-forward exams instead.

Critics say the plans would divide children into winners and losers.

Leyla Hayes has been looking into it.