Weekly Roundup (3-7 June 2013)

7 June 2013

A round-up of this week's news and activities from across the arts, cultural and education sector.

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Teenagers need 'face-to-face' careers advice

Face-to-face information is needed as part of a major upgrade in careers advice for young people in England, says the National Careers Council. Read more

According to The Telegraph, another study by the publisher Pearson, disclosure that schoolchildren are turning to television programmes for careers guidance because large numbers of schools are failing to provide decent advice. Read more

A Night at the Opera

A Younger Theatre has partnered with the English National Opera to offer six young people the chance to see their first opera. This follows the first A Night at the Opera where A Younger Theatre took a group of young people to see The Passenger. Applications can still be submitted. Read more

Get into a creative career

Free careers events in theatres, live music, jewellery, design and heritage taking place in different venues across the UK for years 9, 10 & 11. The events aim to give an insight into the careers available for young people within the creative and cultural sectors. Read more

June is the apprenticeships and training month

Throughout June, Arts Award Voice is profiling apprenticeships and training opportunities in the creative and cultural sector. Read more

Latitude festival to support Arts Award

The summer event is the first UK festival to become an Arts Award Supporter organization. It will be helping young people at the festival to achieve their Arts Award qualification through providing the opportunity to take part in numerous on site arts activities in partnership with Culture Works East. Read more

DfE's ambition on academies

The Guardian revealed this week a DfE presentation that details the scale of the almost military-style exercise at the Department for Education to turn as many conventional state schools into academies as possible. Read more

GCSEs may be replaced by I-levels

England's secondary schools could be in for sweeping reforms with GCSEs being replaced by "I-levels" and an end to assessments by coursework. The proposal, backed by Ofqual's chief regulator, Glenys Stacey, is expected to be officially published by the exam regulator as early as next week. Read more

'New history curriculum could alienate pupils' - Malorie Blackman

The prize-winning author who has become Britain's first black children's laureate, believes education secretary Michael Gove's proposed new history curriculum is "dangerous" and risks turning black and minority ethnic children against education. Read more

Key Stage 4 Arts GCSE Research

Calling teachers, tutors and lecturers of art & design, drama, dance and music in England and headteachers to take part in this research on the strengths and weaknesses of current arts GCSEs provision. Read more

PG Cert in Applied Theatre with Young People

A course aimed at theatre artists who work with young people to help them gaining practical facilitation and arts education-focused project planning skills. The course is jointly taught by Almeida Projects staff and the Central School of Speech & Drama. Read more

William Morris gallery wins £100,000 Art Fund prize

The Walthamstow gallery in north-east London won this year's £100,000 Art Fund prize for Museum of the Year following a £5m renovation. The gallery was praised for its community outreach and for "setting the highest standards of curatorship". Read more

Bazalgette gives support to 'My theatre matters' campaign

This week it was announced that the Arts Council England chairman Peter Bazalgette offered his support to this campaign that aims to galvanise support for theatres across the UK. Read more