Thursday, October 13, 2016

New Government figures show a fall in arts GCSEs

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:

If you can do just these two things, you will be helping change minds about creative, artistic and technical subjects.

Best wishes,

The Bacc for the Future campaign team

PS don't forget that once you have emailed your MP's reply to you can respond to any issues they have raised by using the key facts on the Bacc for the Future website.