ASCL is conducting a survey to look at the impact of the historical anomaly in the grading of MFL at GCSE which shows that students are achieving, on average, half a grade lower in their languages qualifications than all other qualifications (using Ofqual’s own data). We are collating information from schools about the impact of this so that we can work with Ofqual to press for an adjustment and create a more level playing field for schools and students.
Our survey follows on from the joint letter we issued together with ALL, ISMLA and HMC to Ofqual in July about this issue. We would be very grateful for your time in responding to this short online survey. Responses to the survey will be kept anonymous. The close date to respond is on Monday 13 November. Thank you for your cooperation with this.