No more 90% EBacc target – for now | noreply@blogger.com (Steve Smith)

When Michael Gove was Minister of Education the coalition government decided that it wanted all, or nearly all, pupils to take the EBacc “suite” of subjects, namely maths, English, science, history or geography, and a modern language. The thinking behind this was broadly that high-performing jurisdictions in the OECD PISA league tables have a broad academic curriculum for all up to the age of 16 and that such a curriculum gives children a  better start in life with improved job prospects..

The reason for the particular choice of subjects (history/geography as opposed to religious education…

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