BACC for the Future Campaign


Department for Education News

DfE admits the negative impact of the EBacc on the arts in a new report. See See end of page 5 quote below.


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"Just over a quarter [of schools surveyed] (27%) say that some courses have been withdrawn or failed to recruit enough pupils for the 2012/13 academic year due to the EBacc. The proportion of schools saying this has fallen significantly since 2011.

• The most commonly withdrawn subjects are drama and performing arts, which had been dropped in nearly a quarter of schools where a subject had been withdrawn (23%), followed by art (17%) and design technology (14%). BTECs have also seen a decline (dropped in 20% schools where subjects have been withdrawn).

Three in ten (30%) of teachers indicated the EBacc has led to staffing changes at their school, and two in ten (20%) expect to make staffing changes next year. This is in line with the qualitative case study work which suggested some teachers were redeployed to teaching to their secondary (EBacc) subject, and a general trend towards increasing provision in EBacc subjects while other subjects had seen a corresponding decrease."

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