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Education Committee examines the English Baccalaureate

22 March 2011

The Education Committee takes evidence on the introduction of the English Baccalaureate as part of a new, short inquiry.

Questions to the first panel of witnesses focus on issues arising from the introduction of the English Baccalaureate and its impact on pupils and schools.

In the second part of the session the Committee explores the implications of the English Baccalaureate for further and higher education and for employers.

Meeting details

Tuesday 22 March 2011
Committee Room 15

Witnesses

At 2.10pm

  • Matt Brady, Assistant Headteacher, Tile Hill Wood School & College, Coventry
  • Andrew Chubb, Principal, Archbishop Sentamu Academy, Hull
  • Caroline Jordan, Headmistress, St George’s School, Ascot and Chair, Education Committee, Girls’ School Association
  • Hugh O’Neill, Headteacher, St Benedict’s Catholic School, Bury St Edmunds 

At approximately 3.15pm

  • Professor Les Ebdon CBE, Chair of Student, Quality, Participation Policy Network, Universities UK and Vice Chancellor, University of Bedfordshire
  • Chris Morecroft, President, Association of Colleges
  • David Bell, Chief Corporate Development Officer, JC Bamford Excavators Ltd
  • Susan Anderson, Director of Public Services and Skills, Confederation of British Industry

The English Baccalaureate

The English Baccalaureate was announced by the Education Secretary in September 2010. It is awarded to students who achieve A* to C in the following GCSE or iGCSE subjects: English, Maths, two separate sciences or double award science, history or geography and a language.

Further information

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