Exclusive: exam board drops modern foreign language GCSEs and A-levels

One of England’s big three exam boards will no longer offer GCSEs and A levels in modern foreign languages, TES can reveal.

The OCR exam board will not provide new qualifications in French, German and Spanish from September, when reformed GCSEs and A-levels in the subjects will start to be taught.

OCR put together proposed new qualifications in the subjects. But these have not been accredited by exams watchdog Ofqual in time for schools to start using them from September.

It is understood that there are also no immediate plans to start offering the qualifications in subsequent years. This means that the final OCR GCSE exams in the subjects will be taken in 2017.

OCR and Ofqual have been contacted for comment.

More to follow.

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