The English Baccalaureate was introduced as a measure of school performance in the 2010 performance tables.
It is not a qualification, although the Department for Education are developing a mechanism for issuing certificates to recognise where individual pupils have secured a relevant combination of GCSEs or accredited iGCSEs.
The baccalaureate recognises where pupils have secured a C grade or better across a core of academic subjects − English, mathematics, history or geography, the sciences and a language.
Further details of the qualifications that count towards the English Baccalaureate can be found in the related documents section
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