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DfE has resurrected the long-delayed plan as industry and researchers warn music A-levels could disappear from some regions by 2033.
The proportion of school pupils taking music and drama at GCSE looks set to stabilise around 20% lower than in 2015, when a dramatic slide in uptake began.
Brexit fall-out is biting harder as musicians find it more difficult to secure European opportunities while uncertainty over the terms of a trade deal remains.
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The Shadow Culture Secretary said “a crude skills and salary approach to migration simply won’t work for the creative economy”.
The former Education Secretary has previously expressed support for the EBacc and once claimed that studying the arts is not “useful” for many careers.
The former Culture Minister says his party’s decision to “relentlessly” focus on STEM hurt music education – but also blames head teachers for not prioritising the arts.
Early figures suggest that the trend away from studying some arts subjects at GCSE may be bottoming out, but A level entries continue to fall away across all disciplines.
The move by the elite university group has led to renewed calls to reconsider the controversial EBacc performance measure.
A new report demands a “clear explanation” from DCMS and the Department for Education on why they have dismissed evidence about the declining provision and take-up of creative subjects.
Music teachers should be treated as ‘workers’ and provided with holiday pay, national minimum wage and whistle-blower protections, according to a new tribunal ruling.
A student’s academic ability and the wealth of their parents are key indicators of the likelihood that they will get the chance to study arts subjects at A level in school, new figures reveal.
Claims by the Onward thinktank that young people should be steered away from “low value” degrees because they leave taxpayers to foot the bill for their studies are "simplistic", say university bosses.
The new qualification will be available from 2022/23, offering students who do not want to take A Levels a choice between pathways in craft, production and cultural heritage.
Digital Minister Margot James’s comments to a parliamentary inquiry are in marked contrast to previous comments from Government ministers.
A new parliamentary inquiry will report on the barriers to social mobility and identify practical action that can be taken by charities and the Government to address them.
Secondary schools have been subject to cutbacks in music education, but we shouldn't lose sight of the many recent successes and advances in this area, argues Carol Reid.
An acclaimed headteacher said that ringfenced funding for arts subjects will amount to ‘throwing money down the hole’ unless schools are also encouraged to value wider curriculums.
Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Education Lord Agnew said that arguments for music to be viewed as a ‘facilitating subject’ should be taken to the universities.