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Burrowes confirms Government cast iron guarantee to keep Turkish exams

Turkish exams

Turkish exams

David Burrowes MP for Enfield Southgate met this week with Kelami Dedezade, Necmi Hasan and Ali Uysal of the Turkish Language, Culture and Education Consortium to confirm the Government's commitment to secure the future of Turkish GCSEs and A levels. He also promised to be a champion for modern languages like Turkish in the curriculum.

David Burrowes said " I was pleased to meet the Consortium and confirm that the Government's commitment to the future of Turkish GCSEs and A levels is cast iron. I recently met with the Schools Minister and have tabled parliamentary questions on the subject. The Minister has confirmed that the pre-election promise to secure Turkish exams future is being kept. A consultation with relevant stakeholders has begun and it is a question not of 'if' but 'how' and 'when' Turkish exams are formulated for the new curriculum. OFQUAL and the exam board needs to provide the Turkish community with an agreed way forward as soon as possible. I will continue to champion the cause of modern languages like Turkish. I will press Ministers to keep a close eye on progress to ensure everything is in place this year for roll out of the new curriculum wih Turkish GCSEs and A levels in 2017/18."


I would also add this comment..


"Now is the time for politicians to stop playing party politics with modern languages and work together for the good of the community."

Best wishes 


David Burrowes MP

A Strong Local Voice for Enfield Southgate

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