EBACC


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EBACCEnglish Baccalaureate Certificate (degree; UK)
EBACCEastern Baltimore Area Chamber of Commerce
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The increase in EBacc and modern foreign language entries sits alongside a 3% increase in entries to GCSE arts subjects.
The Government wants to see 90 per cent of students taking the five 'pillars' of the EBacc - English, maths, science, history or geography and a modern language - by 2025.
Pupils at Hinchley Wood School achieved an EBacc average points score of 5.74 in 2018, the highest locally.
In 2017, % of pupils at Sir Simon Milton Westminster University Technical College had entries in all EBacc subject areas and % achieved the EBacc, with a standard pass in English and Maths, while % achieved it with a strong pass in those subjects.
Indeed, concern has been expressed in some quarters that a particular focus on a set of subjects such as the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) might 'crowd out' other subject combinations, such as a full set of separate sciences, that are also potentially important for individuals' future educational opportunities.
Although some are highlighting a desire to move towards EBacc, it is first necessary to understand the potential impact this may have.
• Curriculum planning for Progress 8 and EBacc requirements
The EBacc is awarded when students achieve A* to C in five GCSEs including English, maths, science, humanities and languages.
The EBacc goes to pupils who score at least a C in English, maths, science, history or geography, and a language.
The need to distinguish reformed qualifications from existing GCSEs appears a crucial factor and in a letter to the devolved ministries, Mr Gove last month said: "It will not be sufficiently transparent for what will become markedly different qualifications to use the same title, particularly when the students holding those qualifications will be regularly crossing borders." Mr Gove has already U-turned on his original reforms and plans for a new O-level style "EBacc" were ditched in February, less than six months after being introduced to parliament.
He had originally wanted to introduce the new EBacc certificate in England in the five core academic areas of English, maths, science, languages and humanities - history or geography.