Do schools have to choose between the EBacc and the arts?

Do schools have to choose between the EBacc and the arts?

New Schools Network recently published a report on arts education. The Two Cultures: Do schools have to choose between the EBacc and the arts? explores the impact that recent Key Stage 4 reforms have had on GCSE study in England's state-funded schools, and calls for more arts organisations to get directly involved in setting up new free schools.

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#BACCfortheFuture

#BACCfortheFuture

The Telegraph published our collective letter led by EBACC Campaigners the Incorporated Society of Musicians, which urges the Department for Education to rethink their EBacc plan. We are now in a position where we must keep up the pressure and campaign activity up to the debate in Parliament on Monday 4 July.

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Bacc for the Future campaign update

 Bacc for the Future campaign update

There is a petition on the Parliament website in support of arts in the EBacc. If the petition gets to 100,000 signatures by Monday 9 May 2016 we will secure a debate in the House of Commons on the new English Baccalaureate (EBacc) and the threat this poses to creative subjects in secondary schools.

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Creators, educators and industry urge Government rethink on EBacc

Bacc for the Future 2 has got off to a fantastic start: 33 organisations are now supporting the refreshed campaign and over 3,300 individuals have signed up to the petition.The Bacc for the Future campaign is back again following the Department for Education’s announcement of plans to introduce a compulsory list of subjects at GCSE level.

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