Our response to the announcement on the future of GCSEs

Following Michael Gove’s speech on curriculum, exam and accountability reform for GCSEs, Pearson UK president Rod Bristow added to the debate.

Rod said:

"We must encourage all young people to have high educational aspirations, and raise the standards bar to match and exceed the best in the world. At Pearson we have been working hard on developing new World Class Qualifications which deliver these standards and we will press on with this work in order to make a contribution to the new GCSEs outlined by Michael Gove today.

"We also look forward to contributing to the debate on future accountability measures. For too long, accountability measures have risked capping our young people's aspirations and we look forward to the opportunity to help shape a better system."