New government data shows that the number of pupils entering and achieving the EBacc has decreased this year.
According to Schools Week, in 2017, 38 .1 per cent of pupils in state schools entered the five EBacc subjects and 23.5 per cent achieved a “standard pass”.
Compared to last year, 39.7 per cent entered for the EBacc and 24.5 per cent passed.
A standard pass is considered to be a C or higher, under the previous alphabetical system, of a four or above under the new numerical grading system.
This ends the five-year trend of increasing EBacc entry rates.
Ministers are looking to see 75 per cent of pupils taking the EBacc by 2022, and 90 per cent by 2025.
However, there has been an increase in the number of students entering at least four or five of EBacc subjects.
The proportion of pupils taking at least four of the EBacc subjects has risen from 37.5 per cent in 2016 to 43.7 per cent this year, an increase of 6.2 percentage points.
The Association for Citizenship Teaching (ACT) is calling on the government to take “urgent action to change policies that are discriminating against citizenship teachers”.
The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) has announced that 9,000 pupils in 400 schools across England will take part in five new trials.
Education secretary Kirsty Williams has announced new rules to reduce the number of pupils being entered too early for exams.
School leaders’ union NAHT has written to every Westminster MP asking for funding in schools to be taken “more seriously”.
The Multi-academy trust (MAT) Development and Improvement Fund (MDIF) is now open to applications, which aims to give trusts extra funding in order to improve schools and increase social mobility.
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