AQA has taken a unilateral decision to scrap the A-level in Polish from 2018. Are you going to lobby the AQA to reverse their decision? If yes, are there any other actions which you would undertake in order to preserve the Polish A-level?
Concerning the decision by ACA to no longer offer an A-level in Polish, I do find this regrettable. However, I note that the Government has guaranteed the future of the Polish A-level by providing additional funding to teach lesser-thought language courses until 2018, by which time, new qualifications will have been developed.
The Government is clear that the teaching of foreign languages will improve the life chances of student whilst broadening students’ understanding and appreciation of other cultures. This is clearly an approach that should be celebrated and I am very hopeful that this will yield additional benefits for the younger generation as the teaching of such courses becomes imbedded within the educational system.
Do you support promoting information about the positive contribution of Polish immigrants to the economy of the UK?
Thank you very much for contacting me, regarding a number of British-Polish relations.
Firstly, I have always been proud of the efforts of the brave Polish Government-in-exile during the Second World War. It was through their courageous work of organising the fighting against the NAZIS by the Polish Underground State that contributed to a shortening of the war.
Poland and Britain have always had a strong relationship throughout the years and I am pleased that this had continued to the present day.
Questions were sent out after the elections.