Creative subjects still under threat from EBacc

Posted on March 20th, by Rebeka in Music Education News. No Comments

The Government is continuing to rank schools against their performance in EBacc subjects at GCSE and this has now extended to A level.

Their flagship EBacc and ABacc league table measures still only count maths, English, sciences, languages and humanities.

Rigorous creative subjects remain firmly excluded and some are being misleadingly portrayed as ‘soft’ or ‘second class’.

The Government has recently said that creative subjects can count to other areas of school performance – but they now need to include them in the EBacc and Abacc too.

Without this, students will be pushed away from a balanced education, valuable degrees and successful careers, and the supply of creative talent to the UK’s thriving creative economy will be cut.

To sign the campaign or to find out how to write to your MP about this, please visit the Bacc for the Future website at

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