by The Telegraph

Michael Gove, the Education Secretary, has indicated to MPs that competition between exam boards is driving down standards. The rivalry can have “malign effects” and will be curtailed under the plans expected next week, Mr Gove has suggested.

The move comes after an undercover investigation by The Daily Telegraph last year revealed exam board officials boasting about how easy their exams were and giving teachers tips on the content of test papers.

It is believed that in future core subjects will be covered by one exam board to address concerns over a “race to the bottom” created by the current rules.

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