If you work in a secondary school or college, or teach at KS3, 4 or 5 please take 10 minutes to fill in our survey on the Impact of the English Baccalaureate (EBacc). Don’t work at secondary level? Can you forward this on to someone who does?
We know many of our members are extremely concerned that the EBacc performance measure for schools does not include arts subjects. There is already a decline in the number of young people studying the arts from age 14, and as we reported in our last newsletter, recent research published by the Department for Education showed that as a direct result of the EBacc schools are cutting drama, art, design and technology courses.
We need more information about what is happening on the ground. Filling in this quick survey will provide us with more evidence about the impact of the EBacc on the provision and prioritisation of arts and cultural subjects in schools, and will help us make the case for cultural learning to government.
We know several partner organisations are working up their own data on the EBacc and we will be collaborating with them to align and incorporate all our findings. However, this particular survey is specific to the arts and culture and so is not replicating others. Please do take the time to fill it in - it will make a real difference.
Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CLAebacc