I can really see creative arts subjects slowly being pushed out. In my subject they have already limited the options choices and we have now gone from have three classes starting GCSE next year, to one. The students who have data that say they could get Cs and above in the E-Bacc subjects have been taken into meetings with the options manager and persuaded to drop Art/music/drama etc in favour of Spanish or a humanity. The result? We have lost a third of our students and the ones that remain are the bottom 30% of the year group. For a department that has not slipped below 96% A*-C in the last 3 years, this is a disaster. Any thoughts?