• EBacc 'increases arts subject entries' but teacher numbers fall

    The EBacc has prompted a rise in pupils taking at least one arts subject at GCSE – but the number of teachers and contact hours dedicated to those subjects have fallen, because schools have “misunderstood” the EBacc, according to a new report. Concerns from cultural organisations that the five EBacc subjects – English, maths, science, a language

    0.01 Feb. 8th, 2017 | News

  • Design and technology: 87 MPs demand inclusion of subject in EBacc

    Pupils should be able to choose between computer science and design and technology as part of the EBacc, almost 90 MPs have said in a letter to the government. Conservative MP Michelle Donelan has secured the support of 87 MPs for a change which would allow schools to offer GCSE design and technology as a

    16.51 Jul. 26th, 2016 | News

  • Why the new D&T curriculum was so badly needed

    The new D&T GCSE specification became available this term to allow teachers to prepare for the changes that will be implemented from September next year. Steven Parkinson explains why it represents a real opportunity. Design and technology (D&T) is at a crossroads. One road leads off a cliff. At the bottom of the ravine lies

    5.00 Jul. 10th, 2016 | Opinion

  • Ebacc is to blame for the decline of D&T

    The numbers of teachers of creative subjects are declining, while design and technology is in its death throes. Ross McGill knows who to blame The Department for Education (DfE) forces teachers to work like Mr Benn, the cartoon character from the 70s. Every day, he leaves his house and arrives at a fancy-dress shop where

    5.00 Jul. 9th, 2016 | Opinion

  • Design and Technology GCSE results

    10.22 Aug. 20th, 2015 | Exam results

  • A-level results 2015: Design and technology

    11.52 Aug. 13th, 2015 | Exam results