To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students studied (a) art and design subjects, (b) design and technology subjects, (c) drama, (d) media, film and TV studies subjects, (e) music and (f) performing and expressive arts subjects to GCSE level in each of the last seven years.
6 September 2017
The number of students, at the end of Key Stage 4 in 2009/10 – 2015/16, who were entered for a GCSE in the requested subjects is published as part of the ‘Revised GCSE and equivalent results in England: 2015 to 2016’ Statistical First Release (SFR)1. Within the ‘Subject time series tables: SFR03/2017’ document, the tab ‘Subject time series’ lists the student entries for each year. The ‘Subject grouping composition’ tab lists the subjects that are required to calculate the total entries. Expressive Arts & Performance Studies, Film Studies and Theatre Studies are contained within the Communication studies subject grouping in the SFR and therefore should be included when calculating the total entries.