New report shows EBacc no longer serves any useful purpose

Commenting on the report A Step Baccward by the think tank EDSK, Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union said

“The NEU welcomes this report. Our members have been saying this for many years – the EBacc is narrowing the curriculum and should be scrapped.

"The EBacc is a flawed policy. Alongside the funding cuts schools and colleges have faced in recent years, it has caused the destruction of creative and technical subjects as well as PE, RE and Social Studies.

"The EBacc simply isn’t necessary. Enforcing a strait jacket of choices  does not help students achieve their potential - one-size does not fit all. Education professionals are best placed to help students consider what courses are best for them and we should seek to create a system which is flexible enough to enable that.

"The evidence against the EBacc is mounting and, as this report recommends, Government must leave it behind to ensure that future students are saved from the impoverished curriculum experienced by those in recent years.”

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