Hi folks, I hope you will forgive me for invading the History board with my 'mum' hat on, but I would like to ask your advice as History professionals. My daughter in year 9 is, at the moment, very keen to pursue her History studies through to University and is talking about teaching (surprisingly, I haven't put her off teaching as a potential profession!). She is a bright girl, and will hopefully do well in whatever GCSE courses she takes. My concern is that her chosen combination, although it shows a good balance of different disciplines, does not include a MFL. My own experience of being forced to take French O Level at school many years ago (and subesquently failing it) means that I have mixed feelings about insisting that she takes it (although I suspect that ultimately her school will insist in the interests of the ebacc). Do you feel as Historians that a MFL at GCSE would be beneficial for either getting into University to study history, or for teaching it? Your views would be very welcome!