EBacc: Social Mobility and Justice

Part of Education – in the House of Commons on 6th December 2021.

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Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Conservative, Bognor Regis and Littlehampton

I am grateful to my right hon. Friend for those words. As he will know, the EBacc combines core academic GCSEs in subjects that advantaged families take it for granted that their children will study—maths, English, at least two sciences, a humanity and a foreign language. Given the importance of those subjects, what measures is he taking to ensure that schools meet the target of 75% of year 11 pupils taking those GCSE exams by 2024, and 90% by 2027?