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9 February 2011

The Department for Education (DfE) has stipulated that five GCSEs at A* - C will count towards the new "English Bacc" performance indicator in England.

The subjects, or groups of subjects, are:

Details of WJEC's provision in these areas may be found by following the relevant links above.

WJEC anticipates that many schools and colleges in England will continue to provide a broad range of subjects for their GCSE students, in addition to those proposed in the new performance indicator.

In addition to providing the full range of subjects needed to qualify for the "English Bacc" indicator, WJEC also offers courses in subjects designed to enrich students’ lives and their educational experience. Information about these subjects – including art, music, religious studies, drama, design and technology, ICT, film and media studies – can be found on our GCSE pages.

Details about the Welsh Baccalaureate are available on this website.

Further information on the English Bacc is available from the DfE’s website.