Trends in language education in England

All school language education

A-level in English Language or Language-and-literature, in a Foreign language (French, German, Spanish or another modern language), or in Classical Studies (but excluding Welsh and Irish). These data come directly from the websites of the four exam boards.


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Note that

  • 2011 was the year when rises in English language first failed to compensate for falls in foreign languages.
  • 2014 was the year when English language (i.e. either Language or Language and literature) started an even sharper decline than the existing decline in foreign languages.


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