Do you think British Sign Language (BSL) should be taught in schools?

Please fill in our quick survey and tell us!
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Hello, we’re the Young People’s Advisory Board for the National Deaf Children’s Society! 

 
To watch this introduction in BSL, please click on this video:

 
We think that young people across the UK should have the opportunity to learn British Sign Language (BSL), if they want to.

Are you a young person aged 825? Great! We need your help! 
We want to know if you would like to learn (more) BSL and if you think it should be taught in schools.

To share your views with us, please fill in this survey. It should only take you about five minutes. We won’t ask you to share your name, so anything you tell us will be shared anonymously (nobody will know it’s you who said it).

To respond to this survey using sign language, please film your answers and send them to us at youth@ndcs.org.uk.

The closing date for filling in this survey is Sunday 15 January

If you have any questions about this survey, please email youth@ndcs.org.uk.

 
Please can you tell us if you are deaf or hearing? *

We use the term 'deaf' to describe all levels of deafness (mild, moderate, severe or profound), deafness in one ear and temporary hearing loss such as glue ear. Some people might use ‘hearing loss’, ‘hearing impaired’ or ‘hard of hearing’.

 
Please can you tell us how old you are?  *


 
Please can you tell us which country you live in? *


 
Please can you tell us how you communicate? *


 
Please tell us which sign language(s) you use to communicate:

 
Do you know any British Sign Language (BSL)?  


 
Have you ever done a British Sign Language (BSL) course?


 
Do you want to learn (more) British Sign Language (BSL)? 


 
Please explain why:

 
Do you think British Sign Language (BSL) should be taught in schools?


 
Please explain why:

 
Do you think secondary schools should offer British Sign Language (BSL) GCSE (National 4 or 5 in BSL in Scotland)*?  

*GCSEs are exams taken in England, Wales and Northern Ireland by students aged 15–16. In Scotland, students aged 15–16 study for their National 4 or National 5 qualifications.

 
Please explain why:

 
If British Sign Language (BSL) was available in your school* as a GCSE (National 4 or 5 in BSL in Scotland), would you be interested in studying to take the exam? 

*This question is aimed at young people who are at secondary school.

 
Please explain why:

 
Do you know of any opportunities for young people to learn sign language for free? E.g. sign language club at school/youth club/online.  

Please share any information with us below.

 
Do you have any other views on learning sign language you’d like to share with us?

Thank you very much for filling in our survey!

Your answers will help us find out what you think, so we can make sure our campaign represents the views of as many young people as possible.

If you have any questions about this survey, please email youth@ndcs.org.uk.

We’ll share the results in Sign Language Week (13–19 March) 2017 on:
- The Buzz website (www.ndcsbuzz.org.uk)
- Facebook (www.facebook.com/ndcsBuzz/)
- Twitter (www.twitter.com/NDCS_UK)
- Instagram (www.instagram.com/ndcs_uk)

Important: please remember you have to be aged 13 or over to use Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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