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May 8, 2018 / C H Thompson

ETHNICITY AND ACHIEVEMENT IN SCHOOL

  • There has also been an improvement for Black African pupils, with 57.9% achieving 5 A*-C grades including Maths and English, compared to just over 40% achieving this in 2006/07
  • A similar level of improvement can be seen for mixed White and Black African pupils
  • However, Pakistani and Black Caribbean young people still have lower attainment levels compared to the national level, with 52.6% and 48.6% respectively achieving 5 A*-C grades including Maths and English.
  • This has, however, improved from around 35% for Pakistani and 34% for Black Caribbean pupils in 2006/07
  • Travellers, Gypsies and Roma are still the lowest achieving groups, with 17.5% of Irish Travellers and 10.8% of those from Gypsy or Roma backgrounds achieving 5 A*-C grades including Maths and English.
  • This has improved from 2006/07 when only 5% of these groups combined achieved the required grades

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