Exam entries for arts subjects 'fall to lowest level in a decade'

Thinktank calls on ministers to recognise 'increased pressure' on arts subjects due to the EBacc and squeezed funding.

 

GCSE entries for arts subjects haven fallen to their lowest level in a decade, a study shows.

 

The new report, from thinktank Education Policy Institute (EPI), suggests that changes to school performance measures, as well as financial pressures on schools, have contributed to the decline.

 

The study looked at exam entries for art and design; drama and theatre; media, film and TV studies; music; dance and performing arts by 14- to 16-year-olds between 2007 and 2016. It found that:

 

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