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How are you expecting the EBacc to affect triple science take-up?

Discussion in 'Science' started by sideshow, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. Just that really. We are part of the options, not after school or starting in year 9 or anything like that. We are now against all the arty options like music, 2nd language, drama, ICT, business, 2nd humanity, full course RE etc. We used to get 1/3 choosing triple, now... well I am worried.
  2. What did you used to blocked against?
  3. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    If the sciencey kids have triple science up against arty subjects in the option blocks it will probably be ok? They don't seem especially problematic choices that you listed - 2nd language/2nd humanity.
    We started two accelerated sets (from 8) two years ago (currently have such sets in yrs 7, 8 and 9) with KS2 in 2 years and then triple science in 3 without the need to choose. There is currently an element of us being the blue-eyed boys (and girls) as we're delivering extra gcse's and allowing a free option block for a language and humanity as required for the EBacc. It's too late for you for a while but may be worth considering for the future especially as you have such a proportionally high take up? We will be considering extending it if the new gcse spec ever gets signed off.
  4. We used to give the kids 3 free options and a technology, so they could do spanish, science and drama, now they will have to chose between drama and science.
  5. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    We have to do triple in less than 20% curriculum time- same time as double students. There will be no change for us.
  6. This is something that we will have to do. But I am not offering this up as an option just yet.
  7. myorangecrush

    myorangecrush New commenter

    We took triple out of options. It's now complusary for top sets. To fit it in, we've started already.

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