Feb 04 2014

Bob Says: More students in Harrow East studying core subjects

bob_blackmanLocal MP, Bob Blackman has welcomed the news that the number of students studying for core academic subjects has more than trebled thanks to this Government’s English Baccalaureate.

In 2010 only 35.7 per cent of pupils in Harrow East studied for the EBacc, but this rose to 63.1 per cent in 2013, with 38.9 per cent achieving the qualification, a rise of 67 per cent.

Pupils achieve the EBacc if they get a C or better in the core subjects of English, maths, history or geography, the sciences, and a language. These are the subjects most valued by universities and employers. This is the first year that the effects of the EBacc are fully reflected in the tables.

Bob Blackman, commented: “Under the last Labour Government the number of students sitting exams in these crucial academic subjects halved. Thanks to this Government’s reforms, the number of young people in Harrow East studying the core subjects which will help them find a good job or university place has soared. This is part of our long-term plan to create an education system that gives young people who want to work hard the skills they need to get on in life.”

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  1. sonoo malkani

    Any measures which result in an improved result for our students to access University places or find jobs is to be welcomed.Every little drop counts.

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