Liz Truss – 2012 Comments on the EBacc

The comments made by Liz Truss, the then Education Minister, on 5 October 2012.

The EBacc has not just arrested the decline in students studying academic subjects – it has spectacularly reversed it.

It is great news that more students are studying important subjects that will open more doors to them for their future.

The EBacc is the platform for young people to go on to A levels and high-quality vocational study, and is helping us compete with leading nations like Canada and Germany who expect all students to study a rigorous academic core.