DS (year 8) is in the process of taking his options. He came home with some paperwork and there is quite a direct 'nod' to following the English Bacc - however he had hoped to drop his MFL altogether - as he hates them and isnt very good and feels it would be a waste of a GCSE.
He is keen to choose History, Geography, PE and Business Studies. I support him not wanting to take a MFL for GCSE and would rather he work hard at subjects that he is good at and enjoys- BUT is he at a disadvantage from the off by not going with a Language and not adopting the Eng Bacc route?
I dont want him to make a mistake that will cost him in the future in terms of University (he has his eye on Exeter, Durham or Bath to do a Sports Science Degree- he wants to work in sport in the future- LoNG WAY OFF but seems to be dead set on this!!)
ThreeBeeOneGee We were told at Y9 option evening last week that Latin does fulfill the language option for the EBacc, so your ds may not need to take German as well. Tiredemma at the moment it is not compulsory for pupils to have the EBacc and take a MFL, but it is possible that this could change (again). Since your ds is having to choose options a year early, it could be that the school are anticipating a future change making MFL compulsory.