English Baccalaureate: Music

Department for Education written question – answered on 21st February 2019.

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Photo of Kevin Brennan Kevin Brennan Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Arts and Heritage)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the introduction of the EBacc on the number of students studying music post-14.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

The English Baccalaureate (EBacc) should be studied as part of a broad and balanced curriculum. The attached table shows that the proportion of students taking GCSE music since 2010 when the EBacc was introduced has fluctuated but remained broadly stable.

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