Policy Submissions

S892a - The English Baccalaureate

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Inquiry into the English Baccalaureate (E-Bac): National Committee for 14-19 Engineering Education comments to the House of Commons Education Committee.


Abstract The potential implications of the E-Bac on productive industry in the UK need to be considered. Productive industry is vital to re-balancing the economy in favour of more entrepreneurism, more exports, more trade and less dependence on financial services. The fact that mathematics and science are already included in the E-Bac is welcomed as both underpin the practice of engineering. However, it does nothing to promote practical and technical experience outside of these subjects. It is feared that in times of limited school budgets, there will not be sufficient investment in technical subjects.

Submission Details Submitted on 08 March 2011 to National Committee for 14-19 Engineering Education comments to the House of Commons Education Committee


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Keywords and Search Terms Education, Schools, Mathematics, Science and technology, Engineering, Government funding, Qualifications, Manufacturing