Spanish will become the most popular language in British classrooms by 2026, figures suggest.
It took over from French as the most popular A-level language in 2019 and is now set to become the modern language of choice for GCSEs in the next five years.
Spanish has soared in popularity in recent years, while uptake of both French and German has seen a sharp decline.
“For the first time since records began, Spanish attracted over 100,000 entries, almost double the 2005 statistic,” the British Council’s annual language trends report said.
“If current trends continue, it is likely that Spanish will be the most popular GCSE language by 2026.”