EBacc


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EBacc

(ˈiːˌbæk)
n acronym for
(Education) English Baccalaureate: an educational qualification introduced in England in 2010, comprising English, mathematics, history or geography, science, and a language
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Of the 5.2 million GCSE entries this year, provisional data suggests 4.2 million were for EBacc subjects - up almost 4% on the previous academic year and including rises in entries to Spanish (10%) and French (4%).
The proportion of students taking at least five EBacc subjects, and their average scores, now contribute to school league tables.
The EBacc includes qualifications in English language and literature, maths, the sciences, geography or history, and a language.
In 2017, 7% of pupils at Pool Hayes Academy had entries in all EBacc subject areas and 3% achieved the EBacc, with a standard pass in English and Maths, while 3% achieved it with a strong pass in those subjects.
In 2017, 9% of pupils at Kingsbury School - A Specialist Science and Mathematics Academy had entries in all EBacc subject areas and 8% achieved the EBacc, with a standard pass in English and Maths, while 7% achieved it with a strong pass in those subjects.
In 2017, 30% of pupils at The Prescot School had entries in all EBacc subject areas and 7% achieved the EBacc, with a standard pass in English and Maths, while 4% achieved it with a strong pass in those subjects.
In 2017, 68% of pupils at St Wilfrid's RC College had entries in all EBacc subject areas and 45% achieved the EBacc, with a standard pass in English and Maths, while 34% achieved it with a strong pass in those subjects.
Most high profile was the introduction of the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) performance measure for schools, incentivising study of "subjects the Russell Group identifies as key for university study" (Gibb, 2011).
These fears are compounded by pressure for schools to move towards the EBacc and could effectively mean that schools drop 'non-core' subjects such as Design & Technology from the syllabus.
Leeds, United Kingdom, April 27, 2016 --(PR.com)-- With the introduction of new accountability measures including Progress 8 and EBacc, the implementation of the more rigorous GCSE qualifications, and the removal of national curriculum levels, our Secondary Performance and Assessment Conference is aptly timed to prepare you for the changes and ensure you can continue improving the progress and attainment of your students.
But the announcement by Nicky Morgan that all students will study the EBacc at GCSE is a game changer.