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Foreign language teachers in publically funded secondary schools: FOI release

Published: 13 Sep 2018

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
13 Sep 2018
Foreign language teachers in publically funded secondary schools: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/18/02180
Date received: 15 August 2018
Date responded: 12 September 2018
 
Information requested
  1.     How many pupils in secondary schools have achieved foreign language qualifications in each year since 2007, broken down by level of qualification and individual language?
  2.     How many foreign languages teachers are employed in state secondary schools across Scotland in each year since 2007?
  3.     How many teachers employed in secondary schools in Scotland are able to teach foreign languages in each years since 2007, broken down by each individual language taught?
Response

The answers to your questions are:

1. The number of passes by pupils in secondary schools in foreign language qualifications in each year since 2007, broken down by level of qualification and individual language can be found in the attached spreadsheet.

2.

Foreign language teachers in publically funded secondary schools by main subject taught 2007-2017(1)

Full Time Equivalents

 

French

German

Spanish

Italian

Community Languages

Other Modern Languages

Total

2007

1,136

189

66

11

8

282

1,691

2008

1,070

180

64

12

8

290

1,624

2009

1,004

175

66

9

7

297

1,559

2010

952

166

78

10

7

280

1,492

2011

900

153

71

11

8

286

1,428

2012

860

152

71

10

7

299

1,399

2013

826

136

93

8

6

276

1,345

2014

780

128

96

8

6

300

1,318

2015

744

118

96

9

5

313

1,285

2016

716

106

95

7

4

339

1,267

2017

722

100

107

6

5

354

1,294

(1) excludes head teachers and depute head teachers

3.

Foreign language teachers in publically funded secondary schools by all subjects taught, 2007-2017(2)(3)(4)

Full Time Equivalents

 

French

German

Spanish

Italian

Community Languages

Other Modern Languages

2007

1,403

654

288

82

8

311

2008

1,339

616

289

83

8

319

2009

1,267

580

301

80

7

321

2010

1,225

550

330

73

7

305

2011

1,143

499

353

66

8

310

2012

1,105

471

355

64

7

327

2013

1,075

451

368

59

6

308

2014

1,018

397

386

57

6

336

2015

964

364

375

55

5

350

2016

919

325

379

47

4

383

2017

926

312

410

48

5

394

(2) excludes head teachers and depute head teachers

(3) includes main subject taught (i.e. it includes the data shown in the answer to question 2)

(4) those teaching multiple subjects will appear in each relevant column (only subjects that a teacher is timetabled to teach are included).

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