More secondary trainees but fewer opt for foreign languages

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AROUND 700 more English and Welsh graduates look set to start secondary teacher-training courses later this month than last year, latest figures reveal. The 5.5 per cent increase in acceptances takes the total number of graduates starting secondary teacher training courses this September to 13,379, and means 98 per cent of PGCEplaces have been filled so far. But this hides a big drop in recruitment to modern foreign language courses, one of the five shortage subjects. Acceptances on to French courses were down 11.5 per cent, and 23.6 per cent in German. Drama, music and religious education were also down.

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