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Art education in school. Photo: courtesy of Bow Arts
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EBacc and the arts: “We are increasingly having to justify our existence on the curriculum”

The government’s plans for the English Baccalaureate, or EBacc, remains an ominous presence for art departments across England, with many describing it as hugely detrimental to the teaching of creative subjects in schools. With a Department for Education consultation on its implementation looming, Lydia Ashman talks about its impact to campaigners and those on the frontline of art education.

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