British Council statement on modern foreign languages GCSE results

2021 has seen a rise in entries for modern day languages with a record number of entries for Spanish for the second year running though German entries continue to decline. Vicky Gough, British Council Schools Advisor, said: “This has been another challenging year for schools, with recent British Council research highlighting the

Liverpool-wide project helps hundreds of children to find their voice

Hundreds of children across Liverpool have been helped to find their voice by an ambitious city-wide project involving dozens of city schools. The Voice Liverpool programme was designed to boost students’ verbal communication skills, while also improving their confidence and wellbeing. Over the last three years, teachers at primary and secondary schools

British Council and QFI sponsor Arabic programme

Students at The Studio, Liverpool are increasing their knowledge of Arabic with a new programme funded by Qatar Foundation International (QFI) and managed by the British Council. Students at the school – and its sister school, Liverpool Life Sciences UTC – have been supported by bilingual LSAs to sit exams in

A week in the life of … Paul Edwards

Paul Edwards is a teacher at Cowley International College in St Helens. Last year, Paul was crowned the Teacher of the Year at the Educate Awards following a number of glowing nominations from colleagues and students. Educate recently caught up with Paul to find out more about his busy role as a teacher and how

ASFA students become Language Ambassadors

A select group of students from the Academy of St Francis of Assisi (ASFA) have been given the important role of Language Ambassadors this academic year. 15 students from years 9, 10 and 11 will offer students in years 7 and 8, whose first language isn’t English, any additional support they