Brexit is causing poorer children to fall further behind in learning foreign languages, says the British Council. The BBC reports.
It warns of growing concern that GCSEs and A-levels in modern foreign languages are seen as harder than other subjects. Some academics have recently written to Ofqual asking it to look again at the marking of language exams.
Theresa Tinsley, the report author, says secondary schools in poorer areas are reporting a very definite Brexit effect, which could lead to an even sharper decline in language learning.
“If they haven’t got a language, that is a closing off of opportunities for work and culturally,” she said.
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