Rod Bristow, President of Pearson in the UK, said:
"Pearson has been working closely with Ofqual and the DfE to secure the future of a range of GCSE and A level language qualifications (including those A levels we currently offer in Arabic, Modern Greek, Japanese and Urdu) from September 2017 and 2018 respectively.
"We recently announced that we are working to secure the future of A level and GCSE qualifications in Gujarati, Portuguese, Turkish and GCSE Biblical Hebrew, which are being withdrawn by another exam board.
"We will now seek to extend that provision to include GCSE and A Level in Persian.
"These developments will mean that Pearson will become the home for the provision of modern foreign language qualifications in the UK, with an unrivalled range of languages on offer to teachers and students."
Rod Bristow has blogged on the subject of modern language provision here.
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