I believe the CEFR for languages should be used as a replacement for NC levels for MFL. This divisions are much more consistent globally than are NC levels. Furthermore, I believe exams aimed at each division should replace GCSEs and A-level in MFL. Universities/employers could then require certain levels rather than exams. For example an undergradutre entry for French could be set at B2. Each level can be split into 3 divisions. A1.1, A1.2, A1.3; A2.1, A2.2, A2.3, etc. Key stage 2, should focus on helping pupils achieve A1.2; Year 7 - A1.3; Year 8 - A2.1, Year 9 - A2.2/3; End of KS4 - B1.2, AS-level - B1.3/B2.1; A-Level - B2.3. When I taught English in France, I had to ensure pupils achieved A1 by the final year of primary school. What are people's views on this?