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Languages: GCE A-level

Question for Department for Education

UIN 44304, tabled on 2 September 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans she has to encourage more young people to take A-level language subjects.

Answered on

12 September 2016

Modern foreign languages are one of the Russell Group’s facilitating subjects – A levels which open doors to more degrees and professions than other subjects. We are incentivising the take-up of these A levels in the 16-19 performance tables through the facilitating subject measure, and are encouraging the best language graduates to enter the teaching profession, through financial incentives such as a bursary of £25,000 for trainees with a first class or 2:1 relevant degree.