Please remember that Gove can never be right. He's a politician: he doesn't understand the real world. You're right about UMS points having to be the same. I can't see any board even trying to 'get away with' changing things. As for your AQA comment: the WJEC exams have always been 4 questions covering the same skills every time. It was one of the strengths of the old spec (carried forward into the new spec). Yes, there was a perception that WJEC was easier - it's the main reason we moved from AQA to WJEC a number of years ago - but I think it is actually more about the spec being clearer and more straight forward to deliver than anything else.