Educators and industry shape the future of creative education

Wednesday 18 Mar 2015

Leaders from schools, colleges, universities and industry will come together at AQA's third Creative Education Conference (CEC) on Thursday 19 March to discuss the future of creative subjects in the curriculum.

This year's conference is being held at Bridgewater Hall in Manchester.

Delegates will discuss reforms to GCSEs and A-levels, the design and teaching of creative subject qualifications, and how the education sector and industry can work together.

The keynote speakers this year are:

  • Abigail Appleton, Creative Director, BBC Learning 
  • Professor Jonothan Neelands, Director of Study, Warwick Commission on the Future of Cultural Value 
  • Pauline Tambling CBE, CEO, Creative & Cultural Skills and Managing Director, National Skills Academy for Creative & Cultural Skills 
  • Margaret Farragher, Head of Policy and Qualifications, UCAS 
  • Emily Campbell, Director of Programmes, Creative Education Academies Trust

 Suzy Alderson, Head of Product and New Business Development at AQA, said: 

"At AQA we passionately believe in the role of creative education in improving the life chances of all young people.

"In the context of the 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.

"CEC2015 comes at a key moment in the development of our new GCSE and A-level specifications and we are hugely grateful to our partners in schools, industry and higher education for their support in making this event possible."

You can follow the conference on Twitter via @AQA and #AQACEC15