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Quarter of UK primary school pupils fail reading, writing and arithmetic

Publié par Clifford Armion le 20/09/2013

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As many as 85,000 boys and 55,000 girls in England failed to make the required grade in the reading, writing and maths tests – known as Sats – with the difference between the sexes set to prompt renewed concerns over a gender gap in education.
In a new spelling, punctuation and grammar test, taken by pupils for the first time this year, 26 per cent of all pupils did not gain a Level 4 – the standard expected of 11-year-olds.
Again, boys were worse than girls – 31 per cent compared with 21 per cent, says the Department of Education data.
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"Quarter of UK primary school pupils fail reading, writing and arithmetic", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), septembre 2013. Consulté le 07/03/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/quarter-of-uk-primary-school-pupils-fail-reading-writing-and-arithmetic