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ERIC Number: ED515613
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Language Trends 2010
CILT, the National Centre for Languages
This report summarises findings from a survey of secondary schools carried out during the autumn term of 2010 by CILT, the National Centre for Languages, with support from the Association for Language Learning and the Independent Schools' Modern Language Association. It is based on responses to a questionnaire sent to a representative sample of 2000 secondary schools in England (1500 maintained schools and 500 independent schools). The survey has been carried out annually since 2002 to track developments in language provision and take up. Findings are based on responses from 711 schools--an overall response rate of 36%. Key findings include: (1) Continuing downward trend in numbers studying languages in KS4, also in evidence post 16; (2) Welcome for focus on languages within the English Baccalaureate, coupled with concern about the challenges for the supply and training of teachers, and the exclusion of non-GCSE accreditation; (3) Widespread concern about recent changes to GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) assessment procedures; (4) Development of primary languages now starting to be felt in secondary schools; and (5) Reduction in curriculum time for languages, particularly in KS3. (Contains 6 charts and 1 footnote.) [For the related reports, see "Language Trends 2010 Secondary (CILT, ALL, ISMLA) Data Report" (ED515612) and "Language Trends 2010 Secondary" (ED515624).]
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: CILT, the National Centre for Languages
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)