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Fewer pupils chose Urdu

By: Eastern Eye Staff

by NADEEM BADSHAH IN CONTRAST ARABIC AND SPANISH GROW IN POPULARITY IN THE CLASSROOM FEWER pupils are choosing Urdu as a GCSE subject, with some opting to learn Arabic instead, according to research. A total of 3,798 children studied Urdu in 2017 compared to 4,005 the previous year. And the number selecting Arabic has risen steadily from 2,138 in 2011 to 3,576 last year with many Muslim teenag­ers learning the language in order to study the Holy Quran. The British Council report on languag­es also found students at Sikh faith schools favour French partly due to Brex­it. And Newham, east…

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