Why schools should pay careful attention to the school workforce census
In response to our State of the Nation report in September 2017, the DfE has taken some small steps to improve schools’ accountability for their Religious Education. In May 2018, the detail of what schools including academies must publish online was amended slightly to ensure there was absolutely clarity that Religious Education must be included in the published curriculum.
Non-Ebacc subjects see a decline in exam entries
On 30th May Ofqual published provisional figures for entries in public examinations in Summer 2018. These figures indicate a decline between 2017 and 2018 in entries for the GCSE Religious Studies full course of 37,500 to 260,300 (down 10.5%) along with a decline of 10,175 to 27,205 (down 27.2%) in entries for the short course over the same period.