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  1. Is the English Baccalaureate the most appropriate academic core? Subject choice and attainment at GCSE and A-level

    Authors: 
    Stuart Cadwallader

    The English Baccalaureate (EBacc) was introduced to encourage the uptake of a set of academic subjects which the government believe will improve the prospects of young people from all backgrounds (Department for Education, 2010)....

  2. Student choice of study in Curriculum 2000

    Authors: 
    Jo-Anne Baird, Kelly Ebner and Anne Pinot de Moira

    A new curriculum and assessment structure for students staying in education after age 16 was introduced in the UK for first teaching in 2000, which has become known as Curriculum 2000....

  3. Using the theory of planned behaviour to understand students' subject choices in post-compulsory education

    Authors: 
    Rachel Taylor

    In recent years, there have been concerns in the UK regarding the uptake of particular subjects in post-compulsory education....

  4. Is the English Baccalaureate a passport to future success?

    Authors: 
    Emma Armitage and Caroline Lau

    In England accountability measures have often been used to steer school behaviour in pursuit of policy goals. In 2010, the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) was introduced to increase uptake of traditional academic subjects at GCSE....