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    Over 100,000 people signed a petition asking the Government to: Include expressive artssubjects in the Ebacc. As a result, the Houseof Commons Petitions Committee has scheduled a debate in Parliament on thisissue on Monday 4 July.

    Over 50,000 people have also signed a petition asking theGovernment to Keep Performing Arts asan option for GCSE/ A Levels which has over50,000 signatures. The Committee will ‘tag’ this petition to the debate. Thismeans that it will be listed on the order paper (agenda) of the House ofCommons as being relevant to the debate. During the debate MPs may discuss thispetition as well.

    To help inform the debate, MPs want you to share your views onthese two petitions. They would like to know:
    • Why do you think it’s important to includeexpressive arts in the Ebacc?
    • What benefits do students receive fromstudying expressive and performing arts subjects that they may not get fromother subjects?
    • What impact will not including expressivearts have on the UK?
    • How do you think what subjects to include inthe Ebacc should be decided?
    • If you were an MP, what questions would youask the Government during the debate in Parliament?
    Your comments will be summarised and shared with MPs taking partin the Parliamentary debate.
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    (Original post by Official House of Commons)
    Over 100,000 people signed a petition asking the Government to: Include expressive artssubjects in the Ebacc. As a result, the Houseof Commons Petitions Committee has scheduled a debate in Parliament on thisissue on Monday 4 July.

    Over 50,000 people have also signed a petition asking theGovernment to Keep Performing Arts asan option for GCSE/ A Levels which has over50,000 signatures. The Committee will ‘tag’ this petition to the debate. Thismeans that it will be listed on the order paper (agenda) of the House ofCommons as being relevant to the debate. During the debate MPs may discuss thispetition as well.

    To help inform the debate, MPs want you to share your views onthese two petitions. They would like to know:
    • Why do you think it’s important to includeexpressive arts in the Ebacc?
    • What benefits do students receive fromstudying expressive and performing arts subjects that they may not get fromother subjects?
    • What impact will not including expressivearts have on the UK?
    • How do you think what subjects to include inthe Ebacc should be decided?
    • If you were an MP, what questions would youask the Government during the debate in Parliament?
    Your comments will be summarised and shared with MPs taking partin the Parliamentary debate.
    The petitions system needs to be reformed so it's more than just a convenient way for the government to collect and ignore the concerns of the electorate. Until then it's not really worth commenting, because this debate will end the same way as all the others - a few MPs turn up, talk for a bit, go home, and nothing happens. It's a waste of everyone's time.
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    Hi Everyone,

    You can watch the Westminster Hall debate on the E-petition relating to expressive arts subjects and the Ebacc on Monday 4 July at 4.30pm live or catch-up on Parliament TV.
    Further information

    The House of Commons Library has produced a briefing paper on the history and purpose of the English Baccalaureate (EBacc), and the Government's future plans.

    English Baccalaureate briefing paper
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    (Original post by JordanL_)
    The petitions system needs to be reformed so it's more than just a convenient way for the government to collect and ignore the concerns of the electorate. Until then it's not really worth commenting, because this debate will end the same way as all the others - a few MPs turn up, talk for a bit, go home, and nothing happens. It's a waste of everyone's time.
    Also agree with this^. Gonna give my view anyway \/

    (Original post by Official House of Commons)
    Over 100,000 people signed a petition asking the Government to: Include expressive artssubjects in the Ebacc. As a result, the Houseof Commons Petitions Committee has scheduled a debate in Parliament on thisissue on Monday 4 July.

    Over 50,000 people have also signed a petition asking theGovernment to Keep Performing Arts asan option for GCSE/ A Levels which has over50,000 signatures. The Committee will ‘tag’ this petition to the debate. Thismeans that it will be listed on the order paper (agenda) of the House ofCommons as being relevant to the debate. During the debate MPs may discuss thispetition as well.

    To help inform the debate, MPs want you to share your views onthese two petitions. They would like to know:
    • Why do you think it’s important to includeexpressive arts in the Ebacc?
    • What benefits do students receive fromstudying expressive and performing arts subjects that they may not get fromother subjects?
    • What impact will not including expressivearts have on the UK?
    • How do you think what subjects to include inthe Ebacc should be decided?
    • If you were an MP, what questions would youask the Government during the debate in Parliament?
    Your comments will be summarised and shared with MPs taking partin the Parliamentary debate.
    I'll just write a general paragraph

    Schools should be places where students are allowed to express their interest in subjects/topics that they are truly passionate about. By excluding any creative subjects you're severely limiting the usefulness of schools to only those who are passionate about STEM subjects; and the obsession with core subjects is quite frankly just absolutely irritating. No-one is disputing the usefulness of maths & english but trying to dissuade students from creative/"expressive" subjects is ridiculous; why should you deny children the opportunity to do this?

    The earlier you start practicing an expressive subject such as art, the earlier the child will become proficient in that area. If children aren't able to get any kind of official guidance in a subject until they're 17 then that's severely limiting their creative abilities. I feel like people are losing sense of what it means to be human, assuming that we're all just logical beings without a creative side to us at all. The Arts are incredibly important in a 21st Century society and not allowing school children to study such subjects is essentially giving the middle finger to all of the great expressive works of our society.
 
 
 
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