Decline of Modern Foreign Languages at GCSE

This report by exam board, Cambridge Assessment, has found that the uptake of GCSE modern foreign languages among high attaining pupils in the UK has fallen below the levels of uptake prior to the introduction of the National Curriculum. The report suggests that as well as making languages non-compulsory from the age of 14, languages could be losing out because the curriculum has diversified over recent years, meaning a greater choice of subjects. Leadership Briefings Issue 4.03 (39)

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