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Friday, 22 August 2008

Business blamed for slump in foreign language entries

Exam boards are blaming British businesses for a further slump in the take-up of modern foreign languages at GCSE.
Figures showed that take-up of French had fallen by a further 6.8 per cent this year to 201,940, which means that only about one in three teenagers is taking the subject. German fell again, too, from 81,061 last year to 76,695 in 2008, a drop of 5.4 per cent.

The Independent
Friday, 22 August 2008

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