Posted on 3/11/2015 by David Owen
Primary school pupils in England could face formal tests at the age of seven - and a pool of "elite teachers" will be recruited to work in struggling schools in coastal towns.
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan is to announce a package of measures aimed at tackling underachievement.
A target will require 90% of pupils to take core academic subjects at GCSE.
Head teachers' leaders warned a teacher shortage in some subjects made that target "immensely challenging".
Mrs Morgan says the changes will help ensure "every young person gets the best start in life".
This article has been extracted from the BBC website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-34700911