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
  • Maths
  • 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%)