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EBac to become compulsory

Discussion in 'Religious Education' started by SteveWoodhouse, Jun 11, 2015.

  1. SteveWoodhouse

    SteveWoodhouse Occasional commenter

    As in thread title:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-33088401

    "All secondary school pupils in England will have to take GCSEs in five core academic subjects, under plans to be set out by Schools Minister Nick Gibb.

    Mr Gibb will say he makes "no apology for expecting every child" to have a 'high-quality education'.

    The Conservative manifesto pledged that all pupils would take GCSEs in English, maths, science, a language and either history or geography."

    I don't know where they're going to find all of the extra history and geography teachers from.

    The only silver lining is that they've emphasised how they want to implement this. There has been talk of all students only needing to be offered the possibility of doing all five. Possibly there might be a slight shift to the 'Progress 8' idea where they only have to take 5 from English, maths, sciences, languages, computer science, history and geography, which is (very slightly) less limiting.

    Steve W
     

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