Creative arts ‘should be compulsory at GCSE’

Creative arts ‘should be compulsory at GCSE’

Creative arts should be compulsory at GCSE level to stop a decline “before it is too late”, the artistic director of the Royal Albert Hall has said.

Lucy Noble says at least one creative subject – drama, art, music, design or dance – should be taken by every pupil until the age of 16 to help bolster the UK’s creative industries.

In an open letter to Education Secretary Damian Hinds, Ms Noble is calling on the government to make the learning of a creative art subject compulsory for GCSE students in England and Wales.

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