Language GCSEs are being dumbed down under government reforms, critics warn

Language GCSEs are being dumbed down under government reforms, critics warn
Language GCSEs are being dumbed down under government reforms, critics warn
French, German and Spanish language GCSEs are being dumbed down to 'phrasebook' learning under government reforms, critics warn  French, German and Spanish GCSEs are being dumbed down to ‘phrasebook’ learning  Teenagers in England will be expected to learn up to 1,700 frequently used words in a curriculum overhaul  Ministers hope the move will boost the take-up of languages in schools  Chris McGovern, of the Campaign for Real Education, attacked a ‘dilution in standards’ 

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French, German and Spanish GCSEs are being dumbed down to ‘phrasebook’ learning under government reforms to make them more accessible, it was claimed yesterday.

Teenagers in England will be expected to learn up to 1,700 frequently used words in a curriculum overhaul.

Ministers hope the move will boost the take-up of languages in schools, making it ‘clearer’ what pupils will need to know in their exams.

French, German and Spanish GCSEs are being dumbed down to ‘phrasebook’ learning under government reforms to make them more accessible, it was claimed yesterday

French, German and Spanish GCSEs are being dumbed down to ‘phrasebook’ learning under government reforms to make them more accessible, it was claimed yesterday

But private school head teachers warned of a widening ‘academic step up’ for pupils who wish to take the subjects at A-level. 

And Chris McGovern, of the Campaign for Real Education, attacked a ‘dilution in standards’. He said: ‘We’re back to phrasebook language learning which might

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