Keep Spanish on the AS and A level curriculum at Hind Leys College

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Keep Spanish on the AS and A level curriculum at Hind Leys College

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Three weeks ago, it was decided without any warning or discussion with parents, students or teachers that Spanish should be dropped from the curriculum at Hind Leys College in Shepshed, Leicestershire.

This was a real shock for the students who picked their options last November and are about to sit their GCSEs in a week's time!! This is such an uncertain and stressful time already, so for the school to choose to make this announcement at this crucial time in the school year is awful and unfair!

We, the students, have spent our time and energy over the past couple of weeks fighting this decision when we should have been concentrating on revising, but the answer is still no. Some students are now having to look for alternative Post 16 institutions that offer the subjects that they want to study.

After some protest, Spanish GCSE has now been reinstated, but AS and A level are not despite 11 students choosing to take Spanish AS starting from September! What is the point of starting a new language in Year 10 and being forced to drop it in Year 11?

We would like the school to honour our options choices for this year seeing as the announcement was so late and distressing, and postpone the final decision until next year. It would show us that the school cares about us, and would make us feel valued and supported! Right now we feel let down and unmotivated going in to this exam season.

This decision affects all Spanish students in Years 9 to 13 as GCSE students will not be able to carry on with their chosen language and A level students who are in the middle of their course might not have a teacher next year due to these changes!

Please show your support for us and sign the petition if you think the school has acted unfairly and should honour our options and keep Spanish at Hind Leys!

Save Español AT HLCC

#SAVESPANISH

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This petition had 381 supporters