The English Baccalaureate (EBacc) is not a qualification in itself, but it is the term applied to the achievement of GCSEs at grades ‘A*’-‘C’ across a core of academic subjects; English, maths, history or geography, the sciences and a language.
Ipsos MORI was commissioned by the DfE to carry out research on the effects of the EBacc. The EBacc was introduced as a measure in the 2010 school performance tables.
The quantitative survey of teachers largely repeated a survey of teachers conducted in 2011 and, where possible, comparisons are made across the two survey years.
The current research included a quantitative mixed mode (telephone and online) survey of teachers with some involvement in Year 9 GCSE choices, qualitative case study work with teachers and Year 9 pupils, and qualitative telephone interviews with parents/carers.
- Executive summary
- Take-up of the EBacc
- Effects of the introduction of the EBacc on schools
- Awareness and understanding of the EBacc
- Other effects of the EBacc
Full report (PDF 86pp)