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May 8, 2018 / C H Thompson

ETHNICITY AND ACHIEVEMENT IN SCHOOL

First some facts (Runnymede Trust, June 2012) which highlight the wide variation across ethnic minority groups:

Context – the benchmark for measuring achievement in schools is  – GCSES (5 A*-C grades including Maths and English)

  1. Attainment by ethnicity has improved since 2006/7
  2. Chinese students, have far higher levels of attainment compared to the national level.
  3. It is worth highlighting however that Pakistani and Black Caribbean young people still have lower attainment levels than the national level.
  • The data for 2010/11 is as follows:
  • The national level, and the percentage of White British pupils achieving 5 A*-C grades including Maths and English, is 58% compared to around 45% in 2006/07
  • Chinese students are the highest attaining group, with 78.5% achieving 5 A*-C grades including Maths and English. This compares to 70% in 2006/07
  • Indian students are the second highest attaining group, with 74.4% achieving 5 A*-C grades including Maths and English compared to around 62% in 2006/07
  • Bangladeshi pupils now have a slightly higher attainment rate than White pupils, with 59.7% 5 A*-C grades including Maths and English. This is a massive improvement given that only around 40% achieved this 2006/07, which was 5% less than White pupils and the National Level

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