A new poll, conducted by YouGov, has found that a mere 22 per cent of teachers are supportive of plans to scrap GCSE exams and replace them with the new 'EBacc' qualification.
The move is one of the flagship policies of Michael Gove, the education secretary. However, polls suggest that the introduction of a new exam has taken place against the will of most teachers.
In fact, as many as 50 per cent of those polled explicitly expressed their disapproval of the recent change.
Ian Neale, associate director of YouGov, reflected: "The results of this survey clearly show that at the moment Michael Gove has a steep hill to climb in terms of getting teachers onside with his vision of the exam system."
Meanwhile, a spokesman for the Department for Education observed that a combination of factors, namely modules, coursework and controlled assessment, have done irreparable damage to the reputation of GCSEs.
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