• 6 interesting findings from the Language Trends 2019 report

    Take-up of French and German languages has slumped, fewer schools are teaching languages at an early age, and Brexit has been blamed for schools dropping out of international projects. The findings come from the British Council’s Language Trends 2019 report, published today. Here’s your trusty Schools Week round-up.   1. Au revoir French, Hola Spanish

    16.06 Jul. 3rd, 2019 | News

  • A third of state schools allow pupils to opt out of languages in year 9

    Over a third of state schools now allow pupils to opt out of studying a language in year 9, a new report has revealed. In fact, 34.5 per cent of state schools are not teaching modern foreign languages (MFL) to entire groups of students at that level, up from 29 per cent in 2017 and

    0.01 Jun. 27th, 2018 | News

  • A third of EAL pupils are fluent in English

    A third of pupils with English as an additional language are fluent in it, according to new data from the school census. A new requirement that schools record data on EAL pupils’ proficiency in English came into effect last summer. The system involves schools grading proficiency on a sliding scale from “new to English” to “fluent”.

    11.33 Dec. 7th, 2017 | News