UK teenagers are failing to keep up with youngsters in many Asian countries in reading, maths and science, according to a new OECD survey. Where has British education gone wrong?
Teenagers are to be graded from one to nine instead of A* to G in the biggest shake-up of GCSEs in the exam's history.
Students can no longer resit A-level exams in January, meaning some who miss their offer grades may forgo university altogether.
As more than 700,000 teenagers across the country receive their GCSE results, National Careers Service adviser Vicky Coleman runs through the most common queries with Channel 4 News.
Education Secretary Michael Gove says enough is enough: the time has come to make GCSEs harder. Why is he taking action now and what is going to change?
GCSEs in England are being reformed, with tougher exams replacing coursework and a new grading structure to tackle "rampant grade inflation".
After mounting political pressure, Education Secretary Michael Gove tells parliament plans to replace GCSEs with a new English Baccalaureate Certificate will be shelved and existing exams improved.
Education Secretary Michael Gove reiterates his determination to introduce a culture of tougher exams - but his desire to put rote learning at its core is going down surprisingly well.