For entry to universities such as Oxford, Cambridge and the Russell Group, GCSE higher grade passes of 7 or above may be required in a modern foreign language and a humanity subject.

English Baccalaureate (EBacc)

The EBacc is a set of subjects at GCSE that keeps young people’s options open for further study and future careers.

The EBacc is made up of the following subjects:

  • English language and literature
  • Maths
  • the Sciences
  • Geography or History
  • a language

At Haywood Academy, we ensure that all students have the opportunity to study the full range of Ebacc subjects and strongly encourage it.

For further information, please see: EBacc information 



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