The boys will all meet the Maths, English, Science and MFL components. They do not want to force boys who have no interest in geography or history to take one of them if they don't wish to. Also the current Ebac specification is only until 2013 and the children taking their options now will sit exams in 2014 so it may have changed by then.
He gave examples of sets of very academic GCSE's that wouldn't met the specification alongside much weaker sets that would and went on to say that if your son graduated from Cambridge with a first in Classics in a few years time he didn't think anyone would care if they had achieved the Ebac or not!
Thank you. I can see me asking you quite a few different things about this school and that you will be a good source of information.
Have just read an article about CRGS's A level results and that they have maintained this top spot for a fifth year! This is amazing. Apparently Mr Jenkinson has said that teachers will enjoy a pastry during morning break to celebrate this and then it's business as usual. Just another day in the life of CRGS...