First success in ‘Bacc for the Future’ campaign
The government has backed down over their proposed English Baccalaureate Certificates – replacements for selected GCSEs. They have also agreed to introduce a new accountability measure for schools that will include creative subjects.
The report in the Independent that broke the story credited the Education Select Committee’s ‘crushing report’ and the letter delivered to Number 10 from 100 creative industry and education leaders (coordinated by Bacc for the Future and others) as being the final straws.
However, the EBacc league table remains in place. This means that there will still be a league table at GCSE level and at A-level which is devaluing and downgrading creative subjects. You can still encourage others to sign up to support creative subjects in secondary schools on the Bacc for the Future website.