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5 November 2012

Arts leaders voice concerns over EBacc

Richard Rogers has added his voice to senior arts figures, including Nicholas Serota, Grayson Perry, Sir David Hare, and Lord Hall, to express concern over the lack of cultural subjects in the new English Baccalaureate (EBacc).

The new qualification will replace GCSE’s and stipulates that students must achieve grade C or above in better in English, maths, a language, two sciences and history or geography, but does not include any arts or design subjects in the core curriculum.

Rogers said: “Our writers, artists, designers, dancers, actors and architects are the envy of the world. Arts education should definitely not be marginalised or censored”.

Read the full article in the Guardian