FOI release

The official document awarded to students if they achieve the English Baccalaureate

Information about qualification certificates issued to students and whether they are given for the English Baccalaureate.



  • Date requested: 5 March 2013
  • Date responded: 25 March 2013


What official document is awarded to students if they achieve the English Baccalaureate?


The English Baccalaureate is not a qualification in itself. It is a school performance tables measure which recognises students’ achievements in achieving good passes in rigorous GCSEs, accredited and approved versions of established ‘iGCSEs’ and AS levels taken before key stage 4 in a core of academic subjects.

We are not currently certificating achievement of the English Baccalaureate, but will keep this under review in the context of ongoing qualifications reform.

Published 24 September 2013