Saturday, March 15, 2008

Cambridge drops language demand

BBC says, "A language GCSE stopped being compulsory in 2004
Cambridge University has dropped its requirement for applicants to have a language GCSE because too few pupils now take them.
Independent schools still tend to offer languages, despite them being no longer compulsory beyond the age of 14.
However, only 17% of state schools offer them and less than half of GCSE pupils overall take them."

In my ay you could not get into any university without a foreign language and for Oxbridge you needed Latin too. And they tell us standards have not fallen? What happened to the EUromania?

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