Plans for an English Baccalaureate Certificate dropped

Jean Hutchins posted this on BDA forum:

Plans to end GCSEs in key subjects in England and replace them with an English Baccalaureate Certificate are set to be scrapped by ministers.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21363396 >

The Daily Telegraph also has it, and there have been 388 comments already!
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/9853770/Major-U-turn-as-Coalition-abandons-plan-to-scrap-GCSEs.html

So no English Baccalaureate or only one exam board for each subject, but:
Under new plans, GCSEs will be overhauled with a focus on longer essay-style questions, traditional end-of-course exams, curbs on coursework and “extension papers” for the brightest pupils in maths and science.