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posted on 10th March 2021

“Silenced Voices” reveals how thousands of BAME students are at risk of being denied GCSEs and A-Levels in community languages this year.
Last summer A-Levels in all community languages including Bengali, Polish, Arabic and Chinese plummeted 41% and GCSEs by 28% because the government failed to put in place measures to accredit them during lockdown.
This report argues that this failure is symptomatic of a wider British bias against community languages.
Alongside powerful testimonies from teachers and students, it lays out a road map for change that will better serve social justice and the British economy.


Read the Press Release
Download the full report

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