Design and the creative industries are key drivers of growth, innovation and exports. We are on the brink of an artificial intelligence revolution, where skills in immersion and AR/VR will be at a premium in industry’s quest to develop new products and services. But the education system is ill-equipped to provide the talent and skills at the rate they will be needed. In fact, entry to GCSE Design and Technology fell by 18,800 last year, and by 47,000 for creative GCSEs overall.
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