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Inequality – Students in the most deprived schools are half as likely as those from more affluent schools to be entered triple science in UK

New Schools Network research has found that there is a worrying trend that excludes the poorest students from the most rigorous subjects at GCSE.New School Network

++ Schools in the least affluent areas account for only 85,000 entries for Biology, Chemistry and Physics GCSEs, compared to 160,000 from advantaged schools

++ Pupils in most deprived schools opting instead for ‘Film Studies’ and ‘Health & Social Care’ ++

New research has found that students in the most deprived schools are half as likely as those from more affluent schools to be entered for individual GCSEs in Chemistry, Biology, and Physics.

The schools with the most children on free school meals accounted for only 22% of entries for triple science in 2014 – just under 85,000. This compared to 43% of entries coming from the schools with the most advantaged pupils – a total of over 160,000.

Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at  Poorest children miss out on chance to study triple science GCSEs | newschoolsnetwork.org

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