https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-news/wilshaw-and-dfe-ebac-collision-course Those of us who were in teaching when Thatcher's government introduced the original National Curriculum know that it forced all pupils to do the same subjects up to GCSE. That didn't last long and the so-called "entitlement" to the same curriculum was changed - because it was STUPID. Michael Gove and his even more dim successor Nicky Morgan believe it's a matter of (this makes me bark with laughter) "social justice" to force all kids to do the same academic subjects. Wilshaw says they're wrong. TL;DR Wilshaw thinks it's wrong to force all pupils to do the all EBAC subjects to age 16 and says he thinks that a fair few - even higher ability pupils - would do better with E, M & Sc plus other (including vocational) subjects.