English Baccalaureate

The English Baccalaureate (EBacc) is a ‘composite qualification’ achieved by students who get pass grades (4 and above) in English, Mathematics, two Sciences (one of which can be Computer Science), an MFL and either History or Geography. 

We strongly recommend that all students should aim to achieve the EBacc, although we have not made all elements of it part of our core curriculum.  We expect all students to choose at least one EBacc subject with most students choosing two or three.  For some universities and employers, it has currency as a marker of good all-round academic ability. Nationally, the Government expects 75% of students to at least attempt the EBacc. As a grammar school, we should exceed that expectation.

The EBacc helps in applying to the most competitive universities and courses by making students stand out as having an academic background.