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Deciding what our kids are taught in school, and how, is a hugely important topic.

24th August, 2014

First, it was coding. Then science and engineering for girls. Then honours maths for everyone.

Now it’s the number of children studying languages at second level.

This year, just 12.7 per cent of those who sat the Leaving Certificate took a paper in German, while 49 per cent took French, according to the latest data on the class of 2014.

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