18 Nov Why Study Langauges
The Routes into Languages Programme encourages young people in schools to study languages, which have been identified as a strategic and vulnerable subject by the Higher Education Funding Council for England. Recruitment to language study at GCSE, A Level and higher education has undergone a strong decline since the 1990’s and one of the major aims of the Routes Programme is to boost recruitment to language degrees in higher education.
A student ambassador came into Arrow Vale from Aston University to talk to us about “Why Study Languages?” Sacha, our Ambassador, used anecdotes and statistics from the world of work, tranel and lifestyle to promote the study of languages amongst our year 9, 10 and 11 students. She helped us understand what it means to study languages at GCSE and A Level as well as giving us an idea of what languages and related subjects are like to study at university. With Sacha’s help we explored why languages are important and how they can help us in our future by improving our job prospects. Sacha also gave us information on how languages can open doors we never knew existed