Posted on 27th July 2017 at 14:30
Last week, a notable eighteen months after the EBacc consultation closed, the Department for Education (DfE) finally published its response to the ISM’s Bacc for the Future campaign. And music industry and educational professionals have been scathing in their reaction.
A brief report titled trends in arts subjects in schools where English Baccalaureate entry has increased accompanies the DfE’s response, asserting that the EBacc has had no negative affect on arts take-up in schools.
The data used by the DfE in compiling this document is described by the ISM as
"partial, out of date, and insufficiently rigorous in its analysis"