AQA gives creative subjects an annual ‘health check’

Tuesday 12 Apr 2016

AQA's Creative Education Conference (CEC), recognising the importance of all creative curriculum subjects, returns for its fourth consecutive year today.

The conference will bring together leaders from schools, colleges, universities and industry to hear the latest expert thinking concerning new GCSE and A-level developments, and aims to directly inform the design of creative subject qualifications and curriculum. Delegates will also enjoy exciting drama and music technology performances by A-level students.

There will be expert speakers from the Department for Education, Ofqual, UCAS, University of Cambridge and the Cultural Learning Alliance. Delegates will then have the opportunity to feed back into discussion groups covering topics such as:

  • recognising and assessing creativity
  • grading systems and creative subjects
  • equalities and representation.

Seb Ross, AQA's Arts and Performing Arts Qualifications Manager, said: "A creative education should be a feature of all school and college students' educational experience. 

"In an ever-changing educational landscape, this conference serves as an annual 'health check' for creative subjects and provides a platform for thought leadership to ensure creative education continues to play a central role in the curriculum."

CEC 2016 is sponsored by BFI, Electronic Arts, EMI, National Theatre, Nokia, Nokia Networks, O2, Siemens, Stagecoach Theatre Arts Schools, The Dome, The Lowry, The Really Useful Group, Pioneer, Theatre Centre, Trinity College London and Trinity Laban.