British Academy Schools Language Awards 2013
The focus this year is on activity that encourages larger numbers of students to take languages to advanced and degree level. The aim is to encourage schools to find imaginative and effective ways of improving take-up and enthusiasm for language learning beyond the age of 16, and of addressing the social imbalance in the profile of language learners at higher level.
Applicants must demonstrate innovative and attainable plans for improving take-up and enthusiasm for language learning beyond the age of 16 (S5/S6 in Scotland).
The Awards are open to all schools and colleges, and cover all languages other than English.
A total of 15 Awards of £4000 each will be made to schools throughout the UK, 7 of these awards are set aside for complementary or supplementary schools.
Last year’s winners included the Somali Community and Cultural School in Sheffield, the Polish Supplementary School in Northampton and a Gujarati Sunday School in North London.
Application is via a simple online form, with a closing date of 19 July 2013
For more information on last year’s winners and Frequently Asked Questions, please go to www.britac.ac.uk/policy/basla2013.cfm