Quarter of UK primary school pupils fail reading, writing and arithmetic
Staff writerAs 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 05/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/quarter-of-uk-primary-school-pupils-fail-reading-writing-and-arithmetic