Let’s make sure the Government keeps its promise to save language exams

13 May 2015

o-NICKY-MORGAN-MP-facebookOn 23 April, Nicky Morgan, the Education Secretary, announced that the Conservative party was pledging to save GCSEs and A Levels in small-entry languages. This followed from Labour’s commitment to do the same the previous month.

Ms Morgan said: “I am making a clear commitment that the next Conservative Government will guarantee the future of GCSEs and A-levels in subjects like Polish, Gujarati, Panjabi, Bengali and Turkish.”

Read the full BBC News report here.

Speak to the Future has been campaigning hard, alongside other organisations and many dozens of community groups and individuals, to get party political support for these qualifications.

We encourage everyone to redouble our efforts now to ensure the new Government acts on its promise. Click here to help with this campaign.

Bernardette Holmes, Campaign Director for Speak to the Future, said today:

We are delighted to see that both major parties have pledged to save examinations in small entry languages.  This matters, because languages matter to individuals, to communities and to the country as a whole.  Speak to the Future is keen to hear this same commitment from all parties.  We also would like to make a pledge, and that is to support exam boards and other professionals in any way we can to ensure a successful outcome to this issue. This means a commitment to working together with representatives of language communities to develop a sustainable model of accreditation for the future. Let’s do it!

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