A five-year survey of music teachers at some 700 schools across England suggests that, contrary to Government assurances, music is being wiped out at senior level.
Researchers, from Sussex University’s School of Education and Social Work, surveyed secondary music teachers at 657 state and 48 private schools across England over five years.
Staff at about 60% of the state schools specifically mentioned the EBacc as causing a negative effect …
The results show:
schools offering Music BTEC level 2 falling from 166 in 2012-13 to just 50 in 2016-17
and the number offering music GCSE falling by six percentage points – from 85% in 2012-13 to 79% in 2016-17
Full report here.