Fear of failure

19th June 2009 at 01:00

Almost half of girls from working-class backgrounds live in fear of failing at school, a report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission has found. The report, which questioned 1,000 14 to 18-year-olds in England, found more than a third of young people were concerned about not succeeding. Just 38 per cent of white working-class boys fear failure, but among white working-class girls the figure is 46 per cent.

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