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English Baccalaureate - Please explain!

Discussion in 'Secondary' started by katiewest1973, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. I'm struggling with this concept. I am not (yet) a teacher, and am probably being naive, but how does this fit with children with SEN, who's only chance of getting a GCSE is through a vocational subject? I understand the argument that the current 5 A-C's equivalent inc English and maths may encourage schools to put students though the easiest exams to increase value in league tables, but what I don't understand is how this change is going to benefit those whose ability does not lay in academia? Can someone please xplain, because I'm sure I'm missing the point [​IMG]
     
  2. I'm struggling with this concept. I am not (yet) a teacher, and am probably being naive, but how does this fit with children with SEN, who's only chance of getting a GCSE is through a vocational subject? I understand the argument that the current 5 A-C's equivalent inc English and maths may encourage schools to put students though the easiest exams to increase value in league tables, but what I don't understand is how this change is going to benefit those whose ability does not lay in academia? Can someone please xplain, because I'm sure I'm missing the point [​IMG]
     
  3. DM

    DM New commenter

    The Ebac is not suitable for EVERY child and it would be highly unlikely that a very weak child would be forced or even encouraged to study for it. What would be the point in twisting arms if the children could not possibly succeed?
     
  4. I would recommend a more vocational subject. The English Baccalaureate is mainly for academic students wanting to go to university.
    Has he considered studying at university level?
     

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