Decline of Foreign Languages in schools

New data I’ve obtained on the decline of Foreign Languages in school:


Number of pupils who were not entered (1) for a modern foreign language GCSE (2)
1997(3,5) 153,500
2010(4,5) 366,500
2011(4,5) 377,600
(1) Includes students who were entered but received a grade X in the subject. (2) Figures are given to the nearest hundred.(3) 1997 figures relate to pupils aged 15 at the start of the academic year. (4 )Figures for pupils at the end of key stage 4.(5) 2011 figures are provisional results unchecked by schools, all other figures are final. Source: School and College Performance Tables.

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