Byline: LUCY LYNCH
THE Government has a new way of measuring pupils' success in traditional academic subjects.
The English Baccalaureate has now taken its place alongside GCSE results as a barometer of how well schools are performing.
Though not presently a qualification, it is a measure for recording pupils who have secured a C grade or better across a core of academic subjects - English, mathematics, history or geography, the sciences and a language.
The government brought it in amid concerns over a huge rise in the number of non-academic qualifications being studied by secondary school pupils, which it argues do not carry real weight for entry …