GCSE

The number of students taking drama GCSE has fallen sharply in 2017, dropping by 9% in a year. Figures released by Ofqual, the body that...

Once the decision has been made to try to break into the performing arts, 16 to 18-year-olds can choose from a variety of courses...

I’m worried. Worse. I’m angry. The fundamental nature of what theatre practitioners, drama teachers, creative leaders, writers, designers, musicians and stage technicians do is...

Sixty per cent of secondary school staff have already seen cuts to subjects not included in the government’s English Baccalaureate system, such as the...

The actor Robert Lindsay and the heads of several major drama schools are among more than 100 arts figures who have written to the...

The government has stepped in to reverse a decision made last year that said GCSE and A level drama students would no longer be...

New research has contradicted claims that the English Baccalaureate stifles creativity in schools and asserts that the number of arts GCSE entries has risen...

Peers in the House of Lords have warned that the English Baccalaureate is leading to schools dropping creative subjects from their A level roster. In...

Arts leaders have reiterated criticisms of the government's "damaging" education reforms, claiming their exclusion of the arts has still not been addressed. The criticisms come...
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