Arts: GCSE:Written question - 222983

Q
Asked by Chris Bryant
(Rhondda)
Asked on: 02 February 2015
Department for Education
Arts: GCSE
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what change there has been in the number of pupils sitting GCSEs in (a) applied arts and design, (b) art and design, (c) drama, (d) media, film and television and (e) music since May 2010.
A
Answered by: Mr David Laws
Answered on: 09 February 2015

Information on the number of GCSE entries of pupils at the end of key stage 4 in applied art and design, art and design, drama, media, film and television, and music for the 2009/10 and 2013/14 academic years is provided in the following table. This information is published in the ‘Revised GCSE and equivalent results in England: 2013 to 2014’ Statistical First Release.[1]

GCSE entries[2]

2009/10

2013/14

Applied art and design[3]

-

856

Art and design

169,298

171,076

Drama

80,765

70,984

Media, film and television

58,586

51,328

Music

45,433

42,449

Source: Key Stage 4 attainment data

[1] www.gov.uk/government/statistics/revised-gcse-and-equivalent-results-in-england-2013-to-2014, ‘Subject time series tables: SFR02/2015’ document.

[2] 2013/14 figures are revised, 2009/10 are final.

[3] There were no GCSE entries in applied art and design in 2009/10 as the operational start date for this GCSE was September 2009. There were 1,476 GCSE entries in applied art and design in 2010/11.

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