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Are they work ready? While the emphasis on STEM has yielded some good results, it hasn’t been enough. Many young people are still deterred because they think STEM subjects are too difcult and because they are seen as non-creative. Worse than this, though, is the fact that the success enjoyed by STEM has come at the expense of the arts and creative subjects. The Warwick Commission report last year revealed that


creativity, culture and the arts are being ‘squeezed out’ of our education system. Since 2010 there has been a drop of up to 11 in art teachers (though this is small compared to the 23 loss in drama departments). Numbers of students gaining qualications in arts subjects has plunged, with even design and technology, the subject with arguably the most direct relevance to STEM careers, seeing a 50 drop between 2003 and 2013. This is despite the fact that our creative economy


(which includes fashion, textiles, gaming and the lm industry) currently employs 2.6 million people, and is growing around three times as fast as the rest of the workforce, but is now facing skills shortages. The situation is worse for pupils from low-income


backgrounds. The report expressed concerns that these children are even less likely to succeed in the creative industries, or even engage in and appreciate the arts – at school or at home. The impact of pushing students towards STEM when


choosing their GCSEs, higher qualications and university courses has been huge. A-level student Edward, 1, has given up on his dream of a combined physics and philosophy degree because he’s been told that it would put him at a disadvantage against pure science graduates. ‘I’m not going to work hard for three years and get into thousands of pounds


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