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Languages at key stage 4 2009-2011 : evaluation of the impact of Languages Review recommendations : baseline findings from the first year of the evaluation

Filmer-Sankey, Caroline. and Marshall, Helen and Sharp, Caroline, Department for Education (DFE), corp creator. (2010) Languages at key stage 4 2009-2011 : evaluation of the impact of Languages Review recommendations : baseline findings from the first year of the evaluation. [ Research brief (Great Britain. Department for Education) ]

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Abstract

• Heads of language departments consider good teaching and support to be central to encouraging language uptake at KS4, and constraints of the options system to be the main barrier. Many schools are reported to have received excellent support for languages in 2008/09 in terms of staffing, training and resources. • Some schools report a positive impact of the Languages Review recommendations but there is a low level of awareness of the Review in the majority of schools. • 19 per cent of schools set a benchmark for languages uptake in 2009/10 (at an average level of 64 per cent) but 62 per cent of schools had actual levels of uptake lower than 50 per cent. In schools where languages are optional (69 per cent of schools), 80 per cent had levels of uptake below 50 per cent.

Item Type: Document from Web
Publisher: Department for Education
Series Name: Research brief (Great Britain. Department for Education)
Additional Information: Record imported from Sirsidynix Symphony: 2011-09-21 03:21:13. [physical_description]: 5 p.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Modern languages education, Key stage 4, Middle secondary education
Depositing User: cat2010
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2011 03:21
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2012 20:42
URI: http://dera.ioe.ac.uk/id/eprint/11568
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