Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove has announced plans for the reform of the GCSE curriculum in the House of Commons. A copy of his speech and supporting documents are available here

 The new curricula for art & design, dance, drama and music GCSEs will be developed for teaching from September 2016, and will now be considered alongside the sciences, geography, history and languages in the secondary school accountability system.  Alan Dave, chief executive of Arts Council England, shares his thoughts on this 'small victory' in this Guardian article.