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registered interest true more like this
date less than 2015-12-09more like thismore than 2015-12-09
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Japanese Language more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans the Government has to increase the study of Japanese in schools. more like this
tabling member constituency East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
uin 19314 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-12-14more like thismore than 2015-12-14
answer text <p>The government supports the efforts of the Japan Foundation to help schools teaching Japanese. Since September 2014, maintained primary schools in England must teach a modern or ancient foreign language to pupils at key stage 2 (ages 7 to 11). Schools can choose which language or languages to teach and should enable pupils to make substantial progress in one language by the end of primary school.</p><p>The government took action in 2010 to halt the decline in the number of school children taking language GCSEs by including it within the English Baccalaureate. This has had a positive effect on the take up of languages in schools. The proportion of the cohort in state funded schools entered for a modern foreign language has risen from 40 per cent in 2010 to 49 per cent in 2015. The government’s goal is that, in time, at least 90 per cent of pupils enter GCSEs in the EBacc subjects of English, maths, science, humanities and languages.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-12-14T14:42:28.653Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-14T14:42:28.653Z
answering member
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label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
tabling member
4412
label Biography information for Dr Lisa Cameron more like this