Ofqual: dozens of 'soft' GCSEs and A-levels to be axed

6 June 2014

GCSEs and A-levels in “soft” subjects such as home economics, performing arts and humanities are to be abolished as part of a major shake-up of the exams system.

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Ofqual: dozens of 'soft' GCSEs and A-levels to be axed

GCSEs and A-levels in “soft” subjects such as home economics, performing arts and humanities are to be abolished as part of a major shake-up of the exams system. Read more

Funding cuts put music Education at risk, say acclaimed musicians

Acclaimed musicians including retired cellist Julian Lloyd Webber, violinists Nicola Benedetti and Tasmin Little and soprano Dame Felicity Lott have united to attack planned funding cuts to music teaching, saying it is vital to produce the next generation of performers. Read more

London mayor launches youth volunteering schemes

Boris Johnson has launched two new volunteering schemes aimed at 16- to 18-year-olds in an attempt to enhance their CVs and equip them with the skills required for employment. Read more

The Prince's Charities: Drawing Exhibition by Local Children

The Prince's Drawing Clubs Annual Exhibition with drawings by over 200 state-educated children is on show from today until Thursday 19 June. The Clubs provide free long-term sustained mentoring and tuition in drawing by professional artists for children aged 10-18 at after–school Clubs across 11 London Boroughs. Read more

Mayor's Music Fund Partnerships Grants 2015 now open

The Mayor’s Music Fund for young Londoners has announced that grant application packs for the 2015-16 Mayor’s Music Fund Partnerships Projects are now available. For more information please download the PDF below.

Download Mayor's Music Fund Partnerships Grants 2015

Constellations

Next Wednesday and Thursday the multi-award winning international company Aracaladanza will delight children and families with its new show which includes wonderful dance, ingenious puppetry and terrific digital visuals. Read more

BFI Future Film Raw Shorts event

Join Raw Shorts tomorrow as they look at how writing, directing and editing come together to tell your story on film. Whether you’re making documentaries, animations, music videos or drama, your approach to narrative and structure will be fundamental to the success of your project. Read more

Tate Research Centre: Learning launched

The Research Centre exists to promote research and knowledge exchange and to inform practice in the field of learning in galleries. The Centre is co-created, conversational, speculative and propositional. It sees value in risk and has creative practices at its centre. Read more