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Languages: GCSE

Volume 508: debated on Thursday 8 April 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils in (a) comprehensive, (b) academy and (c) independent schools were entered for a GCSE in each modern language in the last year for which figures are available. (314925)

[holding answer 2 February 2010]: The information relating to GCSE entries in 2008-09 is given in the following table:

Number of entries in comprehensive schools

Number of entries in academies

Number of entries in independent schools

Welsh

1

0

0

Irish

1

0

0

Dutch

393

46

30

French

123,942

2,428

26,730

German

52,702

1,024

7,218

Italian

2,415

33

684

Modern Greek

311

15

60

Portuguese

1,134

93

24

Spanish

39,590

1,166

11,228

Arabic

1,325

118

718

Bengali

1,172

66

98

Chinese

959

60

1,280

Gujarati

707

29

114

Japanese

611

0

191

Modern Hebrew

251

0

170

Panjabi

700

48

27

Polish

1,741

117

23

Russian

746

66

630

Turkish

988

84

43

Urdu

3,716

168

911

Persian

364

19

38

All subjects

233,774

5,580

50,217

1 Figures suppressed due to small numbers

Notes:

1. Figures relate to pupils at the end of key stage 4 in the 2008-09 academic year and include attempts and achievements by these pupils in previous academic years.

2. Entries for academies are also included in the comprehensive schools figures.

Source:

Achievement and Attainment Tables data