Saturday, 6 February 2021
Deaf young people who use BSL won't have to pass GCSE English for the new T-level qualification. They'll need Level 2 BSL certification instead. This is good news as many deaf people have been held back in the past for not having GCSE English. [NDCS].
We are wondering how many employers are going to accept an alternative to English as a job qualification? or those taking further education or Uni courses? It is rather a conundrum deaf students are unqualified in their own 'language' mostly.
We wonder how many will want to ditch English in BSL favour, given this means issues advancing academically where all coursework is in English and NO academic coursework exists in BSL? More support, more reliances, more.... is there no end to it? It also wrongly suggests employers are going to provide BSL support which isn't currently the case. Why are purists so determined to ensure deaf can fail?