Truly shocked and annoyed at this- the UK Government (not sure about Scotland) has decided in their educational vision and judgement, that GCSE and A'Level exams in Modern Languages, will no longer be tested orally, which previously counted as 25% of the final Grade!

I understand some expat children go to schools here, where GCSE and A'Levels
are the norm.

How backward and nonsensical can this be! As if effective oral communication and understanding is not the most important in learning a language.