Applications to teach languages in secondary schools have plummeted this year

3rd September 2004 at 01:00
* Applications to teach languages in secondary schools have plummeted this year, according to figures released by the Graduate Teacher Training Registry. Those for English, Welsh and Scottish secondary PGCE courses in German have dropped 20.4 per cent, French is down 4.8 per cent and Spanish 0.5 per cent. The fall comes even though overall applications to secondary PGCE courses for all subjects was up in August. In total, 31,179 applied compared to 29,789 in 2003 - a 4.7 per cent rise. Primary applications were up 3.7 per cent from 23,244 to 24,136.

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