BACC For The Future

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We need your help

The future of all creative and artistic subjects is under serious threat from the British Government’s proposals for a new English Baccalaureate (EBacc).

Creative subjects are vital, not only educationally for our children, but also for our economy (one in eleven jobs). However evidence shows that they are already being squeezed out of our secondary schools following the EBacc proposals.

This year we saw an 8% drop in the uptake of arts subjects from the previous year and the decline was confirmed by the Department for Education (DfE) when they announced a further 1.7% decline in the number of students taking at least one arts based GCSE.

These alarming figures are why I am backing the #BaccfortheFuture campaign and why I am also asking you to join me to urge the DfE to drop its harmful EBacc proposals.

I need your help

At the recent debate in Parliament, several of the MPs that spoke mentioned how much they were moved by letters they had received from their constituents concerning the importance of creativity and the negative impact the EBacc is having on it. We need to keep up the pressure! So I am asking you, today, to please write again – or for the first time – to your Member of Parliament (you can find out who it is here) asking them to oppose the EBacc.

If we all join together we may yet be able to persuade our Government to think again.

Thank you.

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Julian Lloyd Webber

One thought on “BACC For The Future

  1. Have already signed this and have had a ‘ There there’ response from my MP. Needless to say I will be writing again at length.

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