'For the Arts' have published The Arts Index 2007-16, a report on the health of England's arts and culture provision.
The Arts Index pulls together data from a multitude of sources and compares year on year figures for 20 key indicators.
On the proportion of creative arts GCSE's being entered as a proportion of all GCSE's the report states:
'In 2007/08, 6.7% of entries to GCSEs were for creative arts subjects. In 2013/14 this had fallen to just 5.2%. Though the rapid decline recorded in 2013/14 appears to have stopped, gures in 2015/16 were still almost 20% lower than when the Index began.'
Read the full report here.