ALL President Jane Harvey comments on this year’s results:

I really want to congratulate all the students and their hard working language teachers across Wales, Northern Ireland and England who are collecting their GCSE results today. 

It is pleasing to see that overall numbers taking a GCSE language have stabilised over the past couple of years but it remains a concern that the numbers opting for a language as part of the EBACC is lower than those opting for History or Geography. It is vital that the current review by OFQUAL into how GCSE languages are graded leads to an improvement in numbers opting for languages by establishing a level playing field.”


For further information on this year’s results, you can also explore:

Joint Council for Qualifications GCSE results 2019

Ofqual’s Guide to GCSE results for England, 2019

Press release: Education Minister for Wales Kirsty Williams congratulates GCSE students on their results

News story: DFE, GCSE entries to arts and core academic subjects rise

News story: CCEA, CCEA Chief Executive praises local GCSE results

TES: GCSE results 2019: Languages enjoy surprise revival


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