The assessment load is huge. It is far greater than in other countries and not necessary for the purpose. We are pushing for the overall burden of assessment to be reduced.

The momentous events of 1939-1945 will always be taught in schools, and rightly so, but children need to understand that German history did not end with the death of a dictator.

This year marked the 60th anniversary since the end of the Second World War.

Over recent years we have seen a noticeable rise in the number of mobile-phone related incidents in examination halls across the country.