Meanwhile, the number of entries to subjects not included in the EBacc has fallen from 1.4 million in 2016 to 1.24 million this year, a fall of 11 per cent.
A spokesperson from the cross-sector campaign Bacc for the Future said:
‘These new figures published this morning confirm that the EBacc is having a devastating effect on the uptake of creative subjects at GCSE and A Level. This evidence, on top of research published by the University of Sussex identifying the negative impact the EBacc is specifically as having on the provision of and uptake of music in schools, needs urgent attention from the Government. The Secretary of State must listen to the evidence and the teachers on the front line and scrap the EBacc in its current form before any more damage is done.’
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