Weekly Roundup (28 Jan - 1 Feb 2013)

1 February 2013

A round-up of this week's news and activities from across the arts, cultural and education sector.

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Who's coming to the theatre?

As school theatre trips seem to be under threat, and with less opportunities for young people to experience live theatre, arts education specialist, Helen Cadbury talks about the future for theatre and its engagement with young people and schools.

Demand soars at leading London schools

An increasing number of families from overseas working in London will make it more difficult for parents to get places at top London independent schools, says the Evening Standard

Wales and England divide on exams

The UK's exam system faces greater fragmentation as Welsh government rejects changes planned for GCSEs in England.

NFER thinks...

Latest research from NFER reveals the potential impact that Key Stage 4 policy reform could leave cause on young people.

EBacc updates

This week, Russell Group universities,which represents 24 of the country's most research intensive universities including Oxford and Cambridge, accused the Government of killing key subjects such as arts and music at secondary school level.

Creative Apprenticeships Week

Creative and Cultural Skills shares its overview about last week's event, in which over a 100 organisations gathered at Tate Modern to celebrate the first ever national Creative Apprenticeships week.

Petition calls for Westminster Council to reject arts budget cuts

A petition was launched this week urging rejection of proposals to cut Westminster's entire budget for Arts and Culture over the two years, reducing access children and young people's access to culture.

Switch: Cape Farewell Youth Poetics

Arts organisation Cape Farewell, in partnership with The Poetry Society, launched SWITCH, a youth poetics project developed by Apples and Snakes and the Shoreditch cultural venue, Rich Mix. The project runs from January to April 2013 and is aimed at young people aged between 11 and 18. Details here