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.

17 July 2018

Policy and practice round-up July 2018

This month we bring you news from Westminster including a new Culture Secretary and a House of Lords committee hearing on STEM and arts; Ofsted research on art; a draft Culture Strategy for Scotland; the Children’s commissioner 2018 report into Childhood Vulnerability; a new Artist in Residence programme; a teacher wellbeing case study; and birthday wishes for Action for Children’s Arts.

21 June 2018

Policy and Practice round-up June 2018

This month we bring you news of new funding for Creative People and Places; the RSA Strong Arts, Strong Schools event and call for Evidence Champions; Nick Gibb, Minister for School Standards at the Education Select Committee; the first results of the OECD Education 2030 research; and the Arts Council England Corporate Plan.

19 June 2018

A STEAM Adventure

A case study from Buryfields Infant School and Artswork. Buryfields collapsed their timetable for two weeks to run a STEAM project which combined science, art, drama, music and geography. They worked with visiting artists, STEM Ambassadors and scientists.