Education - Languages: Qualifications (Written)

Joan Ryan MP: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many pupils were entered into (a) GCSE and (b) A-levels in (i) Turkish, (ii) modern Greek, (iii) Spanish, (iv) French and (v) German in the last five academic years.

Nick Gibb MP:  The requested information is provided in the table below. The information for Spanish, French and German is published in the ‘GCSE and equivalent results in England’[1] statistical first releases (SFRs) and the A level and other level 3 equivalents SFR[2] for the years[3] required:

 

Year

GCSE entries in selected modern foreign languages

Turkish

Modern Greek

Spanish

French

German

2009/10

1,116

357

58,230

160,598

65,822

2010/11

1,207

339

58,681

141,749

58,299

2011/12

1,277

308

63,345

135,547

54,793

2012/13

1,326

366

82,733

161,821

60,320

2013/14

1,535

466

87,554

160,953

58,521

Source: Key Stage 4 attainment data

 

 

Year

A-levels entries in selected modern foreign languages

Turkish

Modern Greek

Spanish

French

German

2009/10

308

90

6,564

12,324

5,055

2010/11

326

69

6,398

11,490

4,554

2011/12

342

71

6,197

10,871

4,208

2012/13

393

77

6,516

9,878

3,774

2013/14

407

98

6,617

9,078

3,716

Source: Key Stage 5 attainment data

 

[1] www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-gcses-key-stage-4

[2] www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-attainment-at-19-years

[3] Data for all years is final.

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