Maths will promote the idea of developing independent problem-solving skills, rather than setting types of questions that can be rehearsed.
This I found odd, because I think the gcse exams are pretty good at this - several 'real world' questions, and the asterisk ones. And then you get to A level, and the papers are "solve one of these problems, then one of these, one of these .... " etc - much more straightforward!
Sloppy article though - the new exams will move away from unit exams throughout? Er, that's already happened.
Shame about History losing its controlled assessment - surely one of the main points about history is being able to do research?
Ugh, the whole thing just drives me mad, Gove's such an a r s e. Not everyone has a brilliant memory. A brilliant memory is not necessary to be perfectly successful in many areas. Why not give children a chance to actually show what they're good at, rather than measuring them against Gove's idyllic *rolls eyes* childhood?