In October 2012 EGTA became one of the 113 organisations signed up to the “Bacc for the Future” campaign. This opposes the Government’s plan to introduce an English Baccalaureate that omitted performing/expressive arts at Key Stage 4.
Plans to introduce the EBacc as an exam have now been scrapped, although school league tables will still retain a measure of achievement in the ‘English Baccalaureate’ subjects both at GCSE and at A-Level. These subjects are: English, Mathematics, History or Geography, the Sciences and a language. For this reason the campaign will go on and EGTA will continue to support it through publicising the issues involved.
This is not just about art for art’s sake; to quote from the website:
“our creative industries are world-beaters – they contribute 6% of GDP, employ two million people and export over £16 billion annually.”
For further information visit: www.baccforthefuture.com