What is the English Baccalaureate (EBacc)?
The EBacc is not a new qualification. It is a new certificate that will be awarded to any student who secures good GCSE or IGCSE passes in English, maths, the sciences, a modern or ancient foreign language and a humanity, such as history or geography.
The government intends the EBacc to become one of the main measures of achievement for schools in the future. Find out more about EBacc
Balancing the new English Baccalaureate (EBacc) against the as-yet-unchanged 5A*-C measure that is used to judge if a school is performing at an acceptable level, and providing an education that best suits your students, can be complicated. Our science qualifications can help you meet these demands by keeping your options open to choose the best pathway for your students. Our teaching approaches are designed to be in the best interests of the student, while supporting you with our GCSE and BTEC Links programme and our 'single sign-up'.
Delivering the English Baccalaureate and BTEC in one curriculum
- If you want your candidates to work towards an EBacc, having already started them on BTEC, we have validated planning materials to show you how to switch to GCSE Science.
- Alternatively, if you intend to start with Edexcel GCSE Sciences, you still have the option to move students to BTEC and get credit for their learning if they show more interest in vocational studies. This is supported by the engaging and motivating Edexcel-approved BTEC Links tasks that draw on the BTEC approach to learning. With validated materials for both BTEC and Edexcel GCSE Sciences, we are the safest option if you are unsure of some of your cohort’s final learning pathway.
Note: BTEC Applied Science does not count towards the English Baccalaureate.
You can find out more about our EBacc support by:
contacting our Curriculum Support Consultants, who can provide you with information, help and practical support about the GCSE Science suite, resources and training. Call 0800 083 5011 to talk to the Curriculum Consultancy team