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Malta’s 6th Form Students Must Take A Foreign Language After MATSEC Announces Massive Reform

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Malta’s 6th form syllabus is about to get some much-needed reform after MATSEC announced that a public consultation document on the subject would be issued on Monday.

“[After discussions], an improved and more student-centred Matriculation programme is being proposed to meet the needs of 21st-century learners, for whom the future holds major transformations.”

They named three key focus areas moving forward.

“How to learn, how to work and how to engage in global communication are three key strategies in a student’s learning experience,” MATSEC said in a statement.

Under the proposed reform, students will be required to learn a language, other than English and Maltese, as an A-level or intermediate-level subject.

This, MATSEC hopes will enrich students’ European identity and intercultural skills.

The reform will also tribute greater importance and value to school assessment, while also offering “unprecedented support and recognition to talented athletes.”

The two-year programme will now also aim to enhance students’ communication skills, and recognise and give merit to students’ voluntary involvement in activities of a non- academic nature including social engagement and enterprise which can take place during or after school hours.

A press briefing launching the public consultation will take place on Monday 8 July at the MATSEC office at University.

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