Post-14 foreign language learning in England has seen a decline in recent years. This follows changes
to languages education policies which made the subject optional rather than part of the statutory
National Curriculum. Such changes were predicated in part on the belief that optional study would
increase students’ motivation to continue with language learning. However, the number of students
choosing to study for a General Certificate in Secondary Education (GCSE) in another language
decreased significantly once the changes were implemented in 2004.
|Date of Award||Jan 2015|