Schools Minister makes “no apology” for sidelining the arts

Photo of man with head in his hands in classroom
12 Jun 2015

Nick Gibb has confirmed that the English Baccalaureate’s core subjects will be compulsory at GCSE, but arts subjects, Esperanto and den building will be excluded.

Seeing sense

Image of Christmas cartoon
25 Nov 2013

Henry Vann looks back over a busy year since the Government announced its plan to create English Baccalaureate Certificates.

Lords leap into action on arts in the EBacc

Houses of Parliament
30 Nov 2012

Government shows no signs of changing its view of the arts as an add-on to Secondary education.

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