Schoolzone | Boys studying modern foreign languages at GCSE

Boys studying modern foreign languages at GCSE

Date: 29.04.2020

The research considers the latest trends in entry and attainment levels in GCSE languages, and examines the practices of schools that have been successful in tackling the growing gender divide.

The report finds that boys’ entry and performance in GCSE languages is persistently lower than girls, with a pupil’s gender a stronger predictor of outcomes than a pupil’s level of disadvantage. These trends come as overall entries into languages have undergone a significant decline in recent years. In contrast with all other subjects in the government’s ‘EBacc’ group of core academic subjects, such as maths, sciences and English, foreign languages have seen an increasingly low rate of entries.


You can download the full report here.

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