Information about Qualifications and Curriculum
Development Agency (QCDA) research projects investigating primary
Languages in the primary
The QCDA were responsible for collecting evidence
to inform Sir Jim Rose's Independent Review of the Primary
Curriculum. Some of this relates to languages in the primary school
- for more information, please see education research.
Looking to the future – report from seminar
on the introduction of Key Stage 2 languages
Report on a seminar hosted by QCA (now QCDA). The
four seminar papers written by subject experts addressed areas of
current interest for education and the curriculum,
including 'Establishing firm foundations for MFL at Key Stage
- QCA looking to the future report
MFL feasibility study
(June 2000 - March
A QCDA curriculum development project to
investigate the feasibility of extending the teaching of languages
in primary schools.
- 'Report of the QCA project to study the feasibility of
introducing the teaching of a modern foreign language into the
statutory curriculum at Key Stage 2'
- 'Analysis and evaluation of the current situation relating to
the teaching of Modern Foreign Languages at Key Stage 2 in
England' (Warwick University, December 2000)
- 'An analysis of national and international research on the
provision of modern foreign languages in primary schools.'
(Martin, September 2000)