Labour pains

April 7, 1995

Deep in the bowels of Walworth Road the details of an education framework for the next century are being hotly debated. Key to Labour thinking is a unified qualification system for all students aged 14 to 19. But the big idea has reached a critical hitch. They don't know what to call it. General Certificate has already been rejected because it sounds too old-fashioned. Some have even suggested the GCSE of the future will be named after a great leader or statesman. This all sounds like a challenge for readers of this column. Suggestions are most welcome - unless you want your children revising for their Blairs before long.

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