GCSE Results

Today was an important day for many teenagers up and down the country, as they waited to open their brown envelopes and to find out what GCSE grades they had achieved. As a teacher, it is an important day as it is the culmination of at least two years’ effort (if not more) and it is always a pleasure to see those well-deserving pupils get good grades.

Throughout the day the news has been a-buzz with GCSE related items, and I found these links regarding results in languages to be quite insightful, I hope you do too:

2010 GCSE results released (Association for Language Learning)

Pupils spurn languages for sciences (Guardian)

French is no longer a popular subject (Telegraph)

Slump in languages ‘will cost British pupils dear in the jobs market’ (London Evening Standard)

GCSE Results: Ministers to review language teaching (Guardian)

More articles are available via CILT‘s Languages in the News page – enjoy.

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