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29 October 2018

Policy and Practice round-up October 2018

This month we bring you news of the RSC/Tate Time to Listen report on the impact of arts-rich schools; a House of Lords debate on music education; a £5m fund for youth performance networks; the Pisa 2021 test on creative thinking; a Frieze magazine article on the ‘extinction’ of arts in schools; a STEAM report from US National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, and a DASER STEAM event.

27 September 2018

Policy and Practice round-up September 2018

This month we bring you news of eight different media pieces on the value of arts and the current decline of the arts in schools; a roundtable with Prince Charles; Baroness Deborah Bull’s maiden speech on careers in the arts; the new Civil Society Strategy; and guidance on setting up a makerspace.

05 September 2018

New evidence Briefing: The Arts in Schools

As the school year starts we publish our latest Briefing paper, in partnership with ASCL the Association of School and College Leaders, setting out why the arts matter in our education system.

23 August 2018

Further decline in arts GCSE and A Level entries

-10% decline in arts subject GCSE entries 2017 to 2018

-35% decline in arts subject GCSE entries 2010 to 2018

Continuing decline in arts A Levels: entries down -24% since 2010

23 August 2018

Policy and practice round-up August 2018

This month we bring you news of Damian Hinds Education Secretary’s social mobility speech; a report looking at practices that cause the ‘London effect’; a Curriculum Fund update; ASCL’s survey showing a lack of funding forcing cuts to arts subjects at A Level; a new collaborative Centre for Cultural Value; and the Group for Education in Museums 70th anniversary conference.