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Even EBacc enthusiasts oppose idea that measure is suitable for 90 per cent of pupils

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Kaye Wiggins cites our Changing the subject research.

Even schools that have most enthusiastically embraced the government’s English Baccalaureate (EBacc) measure do not support the government’s view that it should be taken by for the vast majority of pupils, according to a new Sutton Trust report.

The social mobility charity is calling on ministers to reconsider a policy that would require at least 90 per cent of pupils to take the EBacc, in which pupils must study five traditional academic subjects at GCSE.

The report, Changing the Subject, is based on a study of 300 schools, known as “curriculum change schools”, which transformed their curriculum for Key Stage 4 pupils between 2010 and 2013 in order to increase the number of pupils studying these subjects.


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