The English Baccalaureate • An ‘umbrella’ certificate not a qualification in its own right. • Grade C or above in five compulsory GCSE subjects is needed to receive it: – English – Mathematics – Double Science (or at least two triple award sciences) – A Modern Foreign Language (French, German or Spanish at Madeley) – EITHER History OR Geography • At the moment five or more good passes at GCSE including English and Maths is the key expectation. This is likely to continue to be the case. • It is also possible, however, that some colleges or universities might also start to expect students wishing to study more academic courses to have the English Baccalaureate.
GCSE Options Presentation 2013