New Government figures show a fall in arts GCSEs
The percentage of pupils entering at least one arts subject has fallen to by 1.7 percentage points to just 47.9% of pupils in state-funded schools in 2016.
The new figures were published today by the Department for Education.
This is on top of an overall decline of 8% in the uptake of arts subjects at GCSE and shows that the DfE's English Baccalaureate (EBacc) proposals are continuing to have a negative impact on the uptake of creative, artistic and technical subjects in schools.
Here is how you can help change this:
- Spread the word: Tell your friends, family and colleagues about the Bacc for the Future campaign and ask them to sign up to the petition at www.BaccfortheFuture.com
- Write to your MP: Keep writing to your local MP, asking them to support the revision of this policy (and if you do receive a reply, please email a copy to email@example.com)
If you can do just these two things, you will be helping change minds about creative, artistic and technical subjects.
The Bacc for the Future campaign team