“These figures demonstrate how government policy is continuing to destroy the arts, PE, creative and technical subjects. Progress 8 and the EBacc, alongside inadequate funding for our children’s schools and colleges, are causing the curriculum to be narrowed.

“The Russell Group of Universities have just this week scrapped their list of ‘facilitating subjects’, which was similar to the list of EBacc options and included only core subjects. They have done so because they recognise what the NEU has been long been saying, that a narrow prescriptive list of options does not reflect the abilities of all young people.

“It is time government gave up on the failed EBacc policy, funds schools and colleges properly and enable them to offer a broad and balanced curriculum.”

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