An open letter from the Creative Industries Federation is calling on the government to address a crisis in creative education in English schools.
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9,000 secondary school arts teachers have left their jobs in England since 2011. Arts Professional’s Jonathan Knott reports.
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More than 100 artists, including 15 Turner Prize winners, have called on the government to scrap the EBacc which critics claim is sidelining arts subjects in English secondary schools.
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Over 100,000 children a year will lose the chance to study the arts when the EBacc becomes compulsory in schools in England and the least privileged will lose out most. Is this a conspiracy or a cock-up, asks ArtsProfessional’s Liz Hill.
Entries for GCSE arts subjects are down 9% on 2016, while entries for EBacc subjects are up 9% in the same period. Arts Professional’s Christy Romer reports.
Suggests that the introduction of the Ebacc has no impact on pupils take-up of arts GCSEs. With foreword by Nick Gibb MP and Matt Hancock MP.
A dispute over the number of pupils taking arts subjects at GCSE was at the heart of a House of Commons debate, with the Department for Education using figures which include students studying arts AS Levels in sixth forms. Arts Professional’s Christy Romer and Frances Richens report.
The decline in the take-up of arts subjects at GCSE has increased five-fold over the past year, coinciding with a dramatic rise in young people studying EBacc subjects. Arts Professional’s Liz Hill reports.
Reaching the milestone of 100,000 signatures means a petition calling for arts subjects to be included in the EBacc will now be considered for a Commons debate.
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.