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Apparently its not an actual qualification
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(Original post by nikkiblonsky)
Apparently its not an actual qualification
I'm in year 10 and my school is making us do EBACC and 2 other options. For some reason they also made RE compulsory for me.
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I'm in year 10 and my school is making us do EBACC and 2 other options. For some reason they also made RE compulsory for me.
what?? exactly the same as me wtf
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what?? exactly the same as me wtf
Ikr, i wish i got to choose differently because instead of RE i would've preferred Drama or Music
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Ikr, i wish i got to choose differently because instead of RE i would've preferred Drama or Music
ugh I chose the worst subjects fr, they're so boring ic with them
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ugh I chose the worst subjects fr, they're so boring ic with them
Oof I chose Triple Science and Computer Science, I'm happy with language and geography but not RE
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Apparently its not an actual qualification
It isn't a qualification - it only benefits your school.

Many schools mistakenly make students choose subjects they do not want to do just to fit Ebacc - creative subjects like Music and Graphics are suffering as a consequence.
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It isn't a qualification - it only benefits your school.

Many schools mistakenly make students choose subjects they do not want to do just to fit Ebacc - creative subjects like Music and Graphics are suffering as a consequence.
Yeah i wish i could've done Music, is it still possible for A-Level?
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(Original post by radbhak)
Oof I chose Triple Science and Computer Science, I'm happy with language and geography but not RE
same,but I did history
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(Original post by Muttley79)
It isn't a qualification - it only benefits your school.

Many schools mistakenly make students choose subjects they do not want to do just to fit Ebacc - creative subjects like Music and Graphics are suffering as a consequence.
awww damn that sucks, music and graphics are such a=fun subjects as well
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Yeah i wish i could've done Music, is it still possible for A-Level?
You'll have to check with your own school - in mine, if you play at grade 6 and are in school music groups then you can take A level.
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My school made our yr do rs which just doesnt seem fair if they're already ripping away two of our choices with ebacc
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so im assuming its common for schools to make students do the ebacc?
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(Original post by Muttley79)
It isn't a qualification - it only benefits your school.

Many schools mistakenly make students choose subjects they do not want to do just to fit Ebacc - creative subjects like Music and Graphics are suffering as a consequence.
Yea i think something similar almost happened to me
I didn't think I did ebacc (back in 2015) at first but thinking back my school were a bit annoyed I wanted to do Food Tech, graphics and history, they wanted me to take geography luckily they let me do the latter though because the timetabling allowed it :iiam:
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I didn't think I did ebacc (back in 2015) at first but thinking back my school were a bit annoyed I wanted to do Food Tech, graphics and history, they wanted me to take geography luckily they let me do the latter though because the timetabling allowed it :iiam:
did u do a language??
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Yea i think something similar almost happened to me
I didn't think I did ebacc (back in 2015) at first but thinking back my school were a bit annoyed I wanted to do Food Tech, graphics and history, they wanted me to take geography luckily they let me do the latter though because the timetabling allowed it :iiam:
The Ebacc was invented in August 2010 by Michael Gove ... I'm pleased you were able to chose what you wanted
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It isn't a qualification - it only benefits your school.

Many schools mistakenly make students choose subjects they do not want to do just to fit Ebacc - creative subjects like Music and Graphics are suffering as a consequence.
so some schools care more about their own benefit then what students want to pursue?
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My daughter was recommended to take the EBacc route but she decided not to as they made a language compulsory so she dropped EBacc. Best decision she made, secured four 9s and three 8s. Just received four offers so far from four universities and waiting for answer from the fifth one. EBacc makes no difference whatsoever and you should be given the choice if you are selected for EBacc. You don’t have to take it.
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My daughter was recommended to take the EBacc route but she decided not to as they made a language compulsory so she dropped EBacc. Best decision she made, secured four 9s and three 8s. Just received four offers so far from four universities and waiting for answer from the fifth one. EBacc makes no difference whatsoever and you should be given the choice if you are selected for EBacc. You don’t have to take it.
wow thats amazing,and yh it sucks some schools want students to do ebacc so they force them
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(Original post by Kelivesy)
My daughter was recommended to take the EBacc route but she decided not to as they made a language compulsory so she dropped EBacc. Best decision she made, secured four 9s and three 8s. Just received four offers so far from four universities and waiting for answer from the fifth one. EBacc makes no difference whatsoever and you should be given the choice if you are selected for EBacc. You don’t have to take it.
It's a measure for the SCHOOL - there is no certificate for the Ebacc and universties don't care about it.
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