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So, what of the EBACC?

Discussion in 'Secondary' started by loopyfrog, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. loopyfrog

    loopyfrog New commenter

    Where do we think it will take us? Will it become compulsory? More important? MFL teacher and keen to know where we're going with it if anyone has any predictions!
     
  2. loopyfrog

    loopyfrog New commenter

    Where do we think it will take us? Will it become compulsory? More important? MFL teacher and keen to know where we're going with it if anyone has any predictions!
     
  3. mpc

    mpc

    We're on our way back to languages for all.
     
  4. Random175

    Random175 New commenter

    No they have not gone quiet. Look at the stats released about schools and the depth they go into about who takes the Ebacc and results. That information is all available for parents to compare schools broken down into low, middle and high attainers. I would say if your school isn't offering ebacc to high attainers that will be the first measure, then it will be results and then they will focus on middle attainers. It will be the parents of high attainers who are more likely to access and understand the information on the web.
    Basic results are first meaning English and Maths - science has dropped in importance and is incorporated in the ebacc.
     
  5. YesMrBronson

    YesMrBronson New commenter

    If you're having to "guess" that this is the case then it's clear that you don't pay much attention to the news.
    Ebacc is definitely relected in league tables. Indeed, figures appeared in last year's league tables. 5 A*-C (inluding English and maths) remains the chief measure.
     
  6. kittylion

    kittylion Established commenter

    I'm sure they appeared in the previous year's league tables too - as a nice little surprise for everyone.
     
  7. YesMrBronson

    YesMrBronson New commenter

    No, the "surprise" was in 2011 not 2010.
     
  8. inara14

    inara14 New commenter

    Hi, I know this thread is in response to MFLs but what do people think of the EBacc for R.E? Do you think it will make it much less important in schools?
     
  9. It's a shame the name is sort of flawed (or perhaps some sort of deliberate obfuscation)?

    Having the name Baccalaureate for a certification at the age of 16 seems stupid when the European Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate (Diploma Programme), and French Baccalaureate (all with considerable presence in Europe - and the IB in the UK as well) are all qualifications earned at age 18 (A-levels).

    A good example of sloppy thinking (or thinking with a bag on the head). Did we actually pay people to think this up?
     
  10. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    Not least because it's not actually a certificate at all, merely the name Gove has given to the collection of subjects he's now measuring schools by.
     
  11. kittylion

    kittylion Established commenter

    It's difficult to foresee its importance really unless/until we know what courses/professions will make it a requirement if any.
     
  12. kittylion

    kittylion Established commenter

    Isn't citizenship the C part of PHSCEE?
     
  13. AdmiralNelson

    AdmiralNelson New commenter

    No school I've worked in (state or independent) has taught 'PHSCEE' - usually just 'PSHE' or 'PSE' - and none in the last 7 years has taught Citizenship as a discrete subject...
     
  14. kittylion

    kittylion Established commenter

    Our school has taught PHSCEE for years now
     

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