Fact fiction

7th December 2007 at 00:00
14.1 - Ratio of pupils to teaching staff in UK secondary schools, 2005. Source: OECD

"Monkeys can speak. I've seen them on TV."

A Year 10 pupil brings his knowledge of PG Tips adverts to a lesson on evolution.

30.6 - Ratio of pupils to teaching staff in secondary schools in Mexico, 2005. Source: OECD

"He's the dog from the advert on TV."

Pupil explains the identity of Winston Churchill.

8.1 - Ratio of pupils to teaching staff in secondary schools in Portugal, 2005. Source: OECD

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar, Buyagift.com, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today