Education Secretary Michael Gove said he wanted "schools to be able to nurture creative talent in every child" after announcing that exams in arts subjects are set to become tougher.
– Education Secretary Michael Gove
I am passionate about great art, drama, dance, music and design, and I am determined to ensure every child enjoys access to the best in our culture. I also want all schools to be able to nurture creative talent in every child.
That is why I am delighted that new high-quality qualifications in creative and cultural subjects will be made available to all students.
They will now have the chance to take these new qualifications from September 2016.