The Arts Council is in the process of examining the current provision in arts GCSEs. They have commissioned a company to conduct a survey of teachers of the arts, the details of which are published below.
The Arts Council has commissioned CFE, an independent research organisation, to undertake research examining the extent to which existing arts GCSEs are fit for purpose. Creative & Cultural Skills are managing this project on behalf of Arts Council England. As part of this research we need views from as many teachers, tutors and lecturers of art & design, drama, dance and music in England, on the strengths and weaknesses of current arts GCSEs provision.
Your views and the views of your fellow colleagues are a vital component of this important research. We would, therefore, be very grateful if you could complete a short online survey and share the link with colleagues who are also able to offer a view.
To begin your survey please click on the link below or copy and paste it into your internet browser.
As well as your views, we also want the views of students who are currently undertaking an arts GCSE and those who have recently studied for one. This survey of students is very short, and should take no more than five minutes to complete. It looks to understand the motivations of young people in choosing to study an arts subject at key stage 4.
We would be grateful if you were able to circulate the following survey to students within your school or college who have current or previous experience of studying for an arts GCSE.
Each school or college that receives responses from students will be entered into a prize draw to win £500 worth of book vouchers.
By circulating the link you are consenting on behalf of your students to take part. For more information about this and to view a copy of the survey:
If we receive any completed responses from students at your school or college, your school or college will be eligible to be entered into a prize draw to win £500 worth of books or equipment.
Both surveys will close at midnight on 2nd July 2013. Please submit your survey and encourage your students to submit their views by this time.
If you have any questions about the research or experience any technical difficulties completing the survey please contact Guy.Birkin@cfe.org.uk.
Thank you for your time and co-operation.
Arts Council England, Creative & Cultural Skills, and CFE