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White boys fall behind in GCSEs.

THREE-QUARTERS of white working class boys fail to achieve five good GCSE grades, new research has revealed.

Only 24% of white British schoolboys gain five A*-Cs including English and Maths in their end of secondary school exams - making them the worst performing of the main ethnic groups in the country.

It is the tenth time they have been ranked the lowest or second lowest performing ethnic group in the past decade.

A third of white working class girls achieve five good GCSEs, meaning they are the worst performing main female ethnic group.

The Sutton Trust, which published the research, is now calling on the Government to incentivise well-qualified teachers and to support highly able pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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Publication:Daily Post (Conwy, Wales)
Date:Nov 10, 2016
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