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Posted on: 21/10/2016

Hosting teacher training on GCSE Bengali reforms

Up to 30 teachers of Bengali GCSE from across England attended a special training session at Morpeth School, on reforms to the way Bengali and other community languages will be taught from September 2017.

A number of languages were at risk of being dropped by examination boards but will now continue to be taught following an announcement by government earlier this year.

Reforms to how these languages are taught will also be introduced. These were outlined by the Head of Languages at the examination board AQA, Judith Rowland-Jones, and included a briefing on how to prepare students for changes to assessing their work, as well as the new grading format and its implications.

The session was also an opportunity for teachers to discuss the new specification.

The number of pupils entering for a modern language GCSE in England has risen by 20% since 2010. More information can be found on the GOV.UK website.

Morpeth is a National Teaching School. Teaching schools are outstanding schools that work with others to provide high-quality training and development to new and experienced school staff.

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