After a Good Start Welsh Pupils Begin to Fall Behind; SECONDARY STUDENTS FAIL TO BUILD ON PRIMARY RESULTS
Byline: GARETH EVANS
WELSH pupils outperform their English counterparts at primary school but fall behind in their teens, according to a new report.
Figures for the 2010-11 academic year found pupils in Wales performing better than those in England across all core subjects at Key Stage 2 level.
Children aged 11 and finishing their primary education last year were 2% more likely to achieve expected levels in English, 3% in maths and 2% in science.
But while differences between Wales and England was minimal at Key Stage 1, the gap was more marked upon entry into secondary school at Key Stage 3. Welsh pupils assessed aged 14 - ahead of their GCSE …
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Publication information: Article title: After a Good Start Welsh Pupils Begin to Fall Behind; SECONDARY STUDENTS FAIL TO BUILD ON PRIMARY RESULTS. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales). Publication date: June 27, 2012. Page number: 14. © 2009 MGN Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.
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