Update on what I think the Radio 5 Live caller referred to as Gove’s “stupid little English baccalaureate”.
According to the Bristol Evening Post a few Bristol schools “failed spectacularly” on Gove’s new measures.
The Bristol average for the Bacc is 11%, cf 15% nationally. In 10 Bristol schools <5% of pupils achieved the Baccalaureate.
In my constituency, Bristol Metropolitan Academy – quite possibly the most improved school in the country – 83% of pupils got 5 A-Cs, and 39% got 5 A-Cs including English and Maths, but only 7% would have ‘passed’ on the Gove measure (and that’s at a school which is a specialist language school). At Brunel Academy, it was only 4% and at Brislington Enterprise College (BEC) it was a mere 1%. So does Gove think that 99% of pupils at BEC are ‘failures’?