It is great that over 800 people have signed the All Partly Paliamentary Group statement.
The APPG MFL calls on the DfE (a) to work with stakeholders to build a consensus on a way forward and (b) to delay any changes until this has taken place.
If you have signed, you will have received the message at the end of this post from the APPG.
It is essential that as many people as possible answer the consultation. The DfE has chosen not to include bodies which represent language teachers in the preparation of its proposals, and has ignored representations from exam boards, indicating to what extent they value them, so the fact that so many high profile organsations have signed this, and the fact that both AQA and Edexcel have published statements criticising the proposals will not be enough to halt them. Please get the message to as many teachers and school leaders as possible to fill in the consultation .. a simple yes/no would be enough!
- Complete the DfE consultation online: Link here.
- Complete the OFQUAL consultation: Link here.
- If you wish to ask for a halt to the process, add your name to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) page here. Link here.
- There are just 15 short questions and you can skip any you don't wish to answer
- You can answer each one with a simple 'yes' or 'no' if you wish
- The important thing is to send in a response, as the DfE is particularly attentive to the views of individual teachers and school leaders.
- PDF of the DfE's consultation questions: https://consult.
education.gov.uk/ebacc-and- arts-and-humanities-team/gcse- mfl-subject-content-review/ supporting_documents/GCSE% 20MFL%20subject%20content% 20consultation.pdf
- PDF of the DfE's MFL GCSE subject content review (6 pages + Annexes): https://consult.education.gov.
uk/ebacc-and-arts-and- humanities-team/gcse-mfl- subject-content-review/ supporting_documents/GCSE% 20MFL%20subject%20content% 20document.pdf
- Guidance from the Association for Language Learning which represents teachers with a range of views: http://www.all-london.
org.uk/site/index.php/issues/ 2021-dfe-gcse-mfl-subject- content-review/