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Can the International Baccalaureate improve English education?

from The Telegraph

The European Survey of Language Competences found that English pupils are among the worst in Europe at foreign languages. "For England, an international trading nation, to lie at the bottom of a league of language competence is economically and socially dangerous," said the Schools Minister, Nick Gibb. Reports that Education Secretary Michael Gove is considering a return to an O-level-type exam in an attempt to raise standards, the establishment of single boards to avoid grade inflation in core subjects and the setting up of a review of A-level syllabuses in English, science and math by leading universities reinforce the sense of unease at the present state of English education. more


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