One exam board 'good for publishers and bookshops'

One exam board 'good for publishers and bookshops'

The prospect of one exam board for all examinations in England could improve textbooks and be positive for high street booksellers, two educational publishers have said.

Education minister Nick Gibb told the Mail on Sunday that the government is considering scrapping exam boards AQA, OCR, Pearson-owned Edexcel, and WJEC – and having government-produced papers instead.

Following the news academic publishing consultant Graham Taylor warned the move could intensify competition between publishers for market share and reduce the number and range of textbooks published.

 However, two education...

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