The importance of studying arts and media

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The Stage, theatre newspaper and website, recently published a poll asking readers whether or not they agreed with Amanda Spielman’s statement which they reported as 'arts courses promote unrealistic career prospects to potential students'.

This isn’t fair reporting. Amanda, and other Ofsted leaders and HMI (Her Majesty’s Inspectors), have often said that creative and practical subjects are valuable in their own right. These are subjects that are too often being squeezed out of school curriculums.

However, our report on level 2 study programmes showed that college leaders themselves…

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