Policy paper

English Baccalaureate (EBacc)

Information about the EBacc performance measure and the criteria qualifications must meet to count towards it.


EBacc leaflet: parents

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Information on the government’s policy on the English Baccalaureate (EBacc).

Published 22 June 2015
Last updated 3 December 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated references to GCSE grades and added a leaflet for parents.
  2. Updated HTML document to show changes to which qualifications count towards the EBacc and how the accountability measure is changing.
  3. Added a link to the EBacc consultation we ran between November 2015 and January 2016. Also clarified what pupils need to do to pass the English element of the EBacc.
  4. First published.