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Twice as many students now taking key academic subjects thanks to the EBacc

The figures which came out recently revealed how the introduction of the English Baccalaureate has led to a huge increase in the proportion of young people studying the core academic subjects so highly valued by universities and employers.

The EBacc was introduced by the Department for Education in the performance tables in January 2011. Pupils who achieve a GCSE grade C or better in English, maths, a language, history or geography, and two sciences achieve the EBacc.

In 2010 under a quarter (22 per cent) of GCSE pupils were entered for the EBacc.

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