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Creative subjects reduce GCSE stress

Ruth Tarrant

14th June 2016

I spotted a short article in today's Times, which reported on the findings from a large-scale UK study on the subject choices of GCSE students and the possible link to stress. The survey concluded that studying at least 1 creative subject at GCSE (e.g. art, drama, music, design) acts as a "pressure valve" for students, in addition to helping develop wider skills such as resilience, independence, self-confidence and collaboration.

Ruth Tarrant

Ruth has been Subject Lead in Economics at tutor2u for many years after a career of teaching Economics, Business, Politics and Maths in a range of secondary schools. She is a highly experienced A level Economics Examiner, and also teaches undergraduate Economics on a very part-time basis at the University of Oxford. Ruth is passionate about making economics fun, engaging and accessible.

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