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PARLIAMENTARY PRESSURE SECURES COMMUNITY LANGUAGES

Fiona Mactaggart welcomed the announcement by the Government that A-Level examinations in community languages such as Punjabi, Polish and Urdu will be protected. 

Fiona Mactaggart, MP for Slough campaigned for the qualifications to remain, so students can continue to gain qualifications in them, after exam boards announced, over a year ago, that they will be discontinued.  She said: "I have campaigned since these languages were first under threat in March 2015 speaking in the House of Commons, writing to minsters and pressing the exam boards. I know that many of my constituents are proud of their achievements in these languages and I believe these should be properly certificated.  I am glad that at last ministers have ensured that students will be able to achieve qualifications in important languages like Polish and Punjabi and I know that there are teachers who want to teach these subjects and students who want to study them, so the threat to them was always wholly misconceived.”