Laws exposes 'sharp fall' in language GCSEs

by Stephen Tall on November 5, 2007

Lib Dem schools spokesman David Laws has earned copious coverage this morning for uncovering statistics showing that the number of children taking French, German and Spanish has fallen to 48% – down from 83% in 2000. Curriculum changes made in 2003 meant students were no longer required to take a modern language at GCSE.

Full story on the BBC website here, and in the Telegraph here.