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Wednesday 17th October 2012 | 00:17
Labour party press release
Stephen Twigg MP, Labour's Shadow Education Secretary, said in response to reports in Wednesday's Times that the Government is considering replacing A levels with A Bacc:
"We support the concept of an A Bacc, however Labour would ensure it includes a broad range of subjects and sits alongside our proposed Tech Bacc for vocational courses. If these changes include community work, an extended project and a wider range of courses, then that is welcome.
"Unfortunately, Michael Gove seems to be ignoring important subjects like computing and engineering which are critical for the modern economy.
"The Government must address the big challenges to ensure a One Nation education system - ensuring a gold standard route for vocational education and every pupil studying English and Maths until the age of 18."