EDM 213: Retaining AS/A-Level Modern Greek

I have sponsored the 'Retaining AS/A-Level Modern Greek' EDM.

That this House believes that Edexcel's initial decision to discontinue the AS and A-level Modern Greek examinations from 2017 is deeply regrettable; recognises that the Greek language is one of the official languages of the EU, spoken in two member states, Greece and the Republic of Cyprus, and that the policy of the EU on languages is to support language learning and linguistic diversity; notes that it states that the Greek language has the longest documented history of any Indo-European language, spanning 34 centuries of written records, and forms the basis for a number of modern languages and therefore holds an important place in the history and indeed the future of Europe; further believes that, given this context and the fact there are significant numbers of people of Greek origin living across the UK, the AS and A-level Modern Greek qualifications should be retained; and calls on the Government to take steps to ensure exam boards do offer AS and A-level Modern Greek.

Link: http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2015-16/213

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Kate Osamor MP

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