English Baccalaureate - EBacc
The EBacc is made up of the subjects which are considered essential to many degrees and open up lots of doors.
Research shows that a pupil’s socio-economic background impacts the subjects they choose at GCSE, and that this determines their opportunities beyond school.
A study by the UCL Institute of Education shows that studying subjects included in the EBacc provides students with greater opportunities in further education and increases the likelihood that a pupil will stay on in full-time education. Sutton Trust research reveals that studying the EBacc can help improve a young person’s performance in English and maths.
The government’s ambition is to see 75% of pupils studying the EBacc subject combination at GCSE by 2022, and 90% by 2025.
The subjects that comprise the EBacc are:
- English Language and Literature
- Separate Science or Combined Science
- Geography or History
- A Language: French or Spanish studied in school.
- German, Chinese (Mandarin / Cantonese), Italian, Russian, Arabic, Greek, Japanese, Biblical Hebrew, Persian, Turkish, Urdu, Portuguese, Gujarati, Polish, Bengali, Modern Hebru, Panjabi, Classical Greek and Latin- studied externally.
We are committed to encouraging more students to take GCSEs in this group of subjects and this is demonstrated by the current numbers studying the EBacc.
Year 11: 110 students (54%)
Year 10: 133 students (63%)
Year 9: 158 students (67%)