Pendle students ‘deserve best start in life’: MP

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Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson has welcomed the news that more students in Pendle are studying core academic subjects which will help them to get the best start in life.

The new English Baccalaureate is awarded when students achieve A* to C in five core GCSE subjects including English, maths, science, humanities and languages – the courses that universities and employers value the most.

New figures show the EBacc is encouraging more young people in our area to study the core academic subjects.

Mr Stephenson said: “Young people in Pendle deserve the very best start in life.

“That means they need good quality, rigorous exams which help them gain the skills they need to succeed.

“It is great news the action the Government has taken to improve standards in our schools is paying off locally, with new figures showing 29.6% of young people in our area are taking up the subjects which will help them find a good job or university place.”