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Foreign Languages: General Certificate of Secondary Education

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to the answer of 16 October 2008, Official Report, column 1504W, on specialist schools: languages, how many and what percentage of pupils at (a) specialist language colleges, (b) schools which have languages as a second specialism and (c) schools which have languages combined with another specialism, achieved a modern languages GCSE at grades A* to C. (243450)

The information requested is set out in the following table:

Number of schools1Pupils achieving A*-C in one full MFL GCSE or equivalent, 2008

Number

Percentage

Language colleges

217

22,478

52

Schools with languages as a second specialism

71

7,276

51

Language colleges (combined)

15

1,205

46

1. Specialism defined at September 2007 (i.e. the beginning of the 2007/08 academic year to which the exam results relate)