Creative subject entries in A-Level decline

Figures published today – A-Level results day – by the Joint Council of Qualifications show a significant decline in uptake in all creative subjects at A-Level over the past five years.

Uptake in all creative subjects has declined by 11% compared to a decline of 2.6% in A-Level entries overall in the last five years.

With the Department for Education determined to pursue the EBacc despite evidence clearly demonstrating how damaging it has been too creative subjects this trend is only likely to get worse.

We urge the Government to urgently rethink their EBacc policy, which must be abolished to preserve access to music and wider creative education in schools.

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