The English Baccalaureate

The introduction of the new English Baccalaureate (via the recently published government White Paper) has met with mixed reactions. Some consider it to be a step in the right direction in terms of putting the English education system back on the global map, whilst others feel it is move too far towards an ‘academic’ schools culture which simply does not cater for the needs of many pupils.

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Michael Gove speech (in which he refers to his vision for education as we enter the new year, and makes reference to the English Bacc)

Pupils fail to hit new academic targets – The Independent

Retrofitting new measures onto league tables has angered headteachers – The Guardian

The flaw in Michael Gove’s league tables – The Guardian

The Guardian, key headlines on the English Bacc

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