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Education: Modern Languages

House of Lords written question – answered on 28th June 2012.

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Photo of Baroness Coussins Baroness Coussins Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to reach a decision on whether to accept the recommendation of the Expert Panel that modern foreign languages should be restored to the compulsory part of the national curriculum until the end of Key Stage 4.

Photo of Lord Hill of Oareford Lord Hill of Oareford The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

My right honourable friend the Secretary of State has now written to Tim Oates, the chair of the expert panel, with his response to the panel's recommendations for the primary curriculum. The letter states his intention to add breadth to the primary curriculum by requiring all schools to teach a foreign language at key stage 2, from year 3 to year 6. He is currently considering the recommendations of the expert panel in relation to subject coverage at key stage 4 and will be making an announcement soon.

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