Presentation on theme: "Jo Wiggans Aimhigher Greater Manchester Language applicants to HE: the statistical evidence."— Presentation transcript:
Jo Wiggans Aimhigher Greater Manchester Language applicants to HE: the statistical evidence
HEFCE review of MFL Oct 2009 ‘…there has been insufficient ‘joined up’ thinking about the role of foreign languages in the Uk over the past decade;...’ ‘…there has been insufficient ‘joined up’ thinking about the role of foreign languages in the Uk over the past decade;...’ ‘It is also a concern that, despite significant investment in languages, the languages community sees its future health as dependent on additional funding from external bodies, rather than on its own actions.’
Recommendation 6 ‘In addition to continuing their existing outreach and widening participation activities, university Language Departments should actively engage with schools at primary and secondary level to help to develop a languages curriculum for the 21 st century. This may include proactive engagement with, and support for, the Languages Ladder and/or the Languages Diploma’
In Schools Increased provision in schools but focus on diversified provision. Overall decrease in numbers progressing from KS4 into A level languages – but increases in community languages. 92% schools offer languages at KS2
UCAS accepted 2009 Combs lang/humanities+4.8% Combs European lang/lit/related+3.2% Combs languages-7.2% French+2.2% Other European langs/lit/related-13.0% Other non-European langs/related-51.2% Numbers on non-European languages/studies too small to show trend data
NW languages students Single subject within languages % Joint subjects within languages 28023% Joint subjects including languages and another subject 51042%
Where do they go?
Who are they?
A closer look – Greater Manchester languages students
Language EntrantsAll Entrants Greater ManchesterNoYesNoYes Average language take-up (Bury, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford)72%28%66%34% Below Average Language take- up (Bolton, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Wigan)48%52%37%63% Total62%38%50% HEFCE targeting criteria – IMD in most deprived 13,000?
Data sources Aimhigher Greater Manchester: Aimhigher Greater Manchester: Action on Access data service: Action on Access data service: HEFCE Review of MFL report: HEFCE Review of MFL report: me: me: