Consultation outcome

Implementing the English Baccalaureate

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Implementing the English Baccalaureate

Detail of outcome

Government response to the consultation, including a summary of responses received and details of next steps.

You can also read the related ‘English Baccalaureate: equality analysis’ and ‘Trends in arts subjects in schools with increased EBacc entry’.

Original consultation


We're seeking views about the government’s proposals on how to get at least 90% of pupils to take GCSEs in the EBacc subjects.

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Consultation description

We would like your views on:

  • what factors schools should consider when deciding that a pupil shouldn’t take all the GCSE subjects for the English Baccalaureate (EBacc)
  • proposed changes to the range of data we publish about school performance
  • the challenges of implementing the EBacc, including teacher recruitment
  • the impact of these proposals on pupils with protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010


Published 3 November 2015
Last updated 19 July 2017 + show all updates
  1. Added the government response.
  2. First published.