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GCSE results day 2019: Slight increase in modern foreign languages entries

Discussion in 'Education news' started by TES_Rosaline, Aug 22, 2019.

  1. TES_Rosaline

    TES_Rosaline Administrator Staff Member

    The GCSE results show a mixed bag of fortunes for MFL. French and Spanish entries are up, despite concerns that the new exams were turning pupils off languages and Brexit caused a shift in their motivation to learn. However, German and other languages have seen a drop in entries:

    ‘Today's GCSE results reveal that modern foreign languages entries are up 3 per cent despite the Department for Education admitting at the end of last year that it was “struggling hugely” with numbers of entries and that the situation “was getting worse.”

    French entries are up by 3.2 per cent to 130,931 while Spanish entries are up by 7.5 per cent, passing the 100,000 mark for the first time ever at 102,242, according to the figures published by the Joint Council for Qualifications, the body which represents exam boards.’

    What do you think about the increase in entries? Do you think this could be a sign of a revival in MFL?

  2. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    I hope it is a revival in mfl. Time will tell.

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