Weekly Roundup (8 - 12 July 2013)

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

12 July 2013

A world-class curriculum to drive up standards and fuel aspiration

Michael Gove announced on Monday the final programmes of study for the national curriculum for 5 to 16-year-olds. Read more

BBC News released their own views and analysis on the subject. They highlighted what Prime Minister David Cameron said about it. 'This "revolution in education" is vital for the country's economic prosperity'. Read more

The Cultural Learning Alliance responds to National Curriculum

A day after its release, The Cultural Learning Alliance published their first response to it. They highlighted what's good about it, what's missing and what needs to be improved. Read the full response here

Fall in graduate vacancies sees 85 apply for each job

This summer's university leavers face a tougher jobs market, with a forecast of a 4% fall in graduate vacancies, shows a new survey from The Association of Graduate Recruiter (AGR). Read more

UK Music Skills Academy to improve access to jobs in the music industry

The music business has ensured its future pool of young executives will be stocked by the brightest and best talent with the launch of the UK Music Skills Academy, part of the National Skills Academy for Creative & Cultural. Read more