23 June 2017

Further 8% drop in creative subjects GCSE entries 2016 to 2017

On 15 June Ofqual published its provisional figures for 2017 entries to GCSEs and A Levels. We will not know the final official numbers until August when the Joint Council for Qualifications publishes its data, but the picture continues to look bleak for entries to Arts GCSEs: a decline of 8% on last year’s entries and of 27% in entries in the same subjects since 2010.

23 June 2017

Policy and practice round-up June 2017

This month we bring you the EU-UK Culture and Education Series Community; STEAM news; a pledge for children’s arts; new Heritage Ambassadors; a new ACE evaluation toolkit; training and volunteering opportunities; and the Towards Cultural Democracy report.

22 June 2017

News from Westminster; General Election, new Ministers and the Queen’s Speech

Over the last month we’ve had a general election, a newly configured Ministerial team has been announced, and yesterday a Queen’s speech set out the government’s proposed legislative agenda for the next few years. This post sets out the headlines of what this all might mean for cultural learning.