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Is English Baccalaureate worth it?

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    I am in the process of choosing my GCSE topics for year 10, If you don't know. The government are pushing schools to encourage the students to pick the English Baccalaureate pathway, there's a regular pathway, Geography OR History and then you can choose from the business, media, Ict subjects.
    And then theres the EBACC pathway, were you have the option to choose Geography OR History and a modern foreign language, In my school the only MFL we have available is FRENCH. I've heard the teachers say the EBACC route is more for the students that wish to continue their education into university, as the EBACC route will help you get accepted into universities.

    I don't honestly know what to believe, I have done my own research, but is what my school telling me correct? I absoloutly hate French, I know I'm not going to do good in it, but they keep pressuring me.
    Please help. Is it worth it? Is it going to help me with my university?

    Just to put it out, I am planning to persue a career in Dentistry, I am 13 and I know everything I need to know to achieve my aspiration, I know university Is very important to me, so all answers are appreciated.

    what did you decide? is EBacc so important?

    If you hate French and feel that you would do badly don't take it. The EBacc is more important for schools than it is for students - this is why your school is pushing it. Yes, some universities like it but they like excellent grades in other subjects just as much.

    If you hate something don't take it. Your only going to do good in things you really like (unless you really push yourself to learn a subject you don't like).

    Do what you think is right. Honestly doing one language doesn't change much as most people don't use it in their A levels. Remember only do what you think is right for your career. Personally I would pick the regular pathway and try to excel in that.

    UCL forces you to have a MFL GCSE C if you want to study there, and if you don't have one, they make you take it at Uni. But apart from that, no other uni cares about EBacc. You cant go wrong though if you do the Ebacc (apart from maybe not enjoying youself)

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