GMs use more computers

18th September 1998 at 01:00
PUPILS at grant-maintained schools spend more time using computers than their local authority counterparts, according to a survey of 1,010 parents for Computeractive magazine.

Thirty-eight per cent of GM students spend between one and two hours a week using computers and 22 per cent between two and three hours. This compares with 33 and 19 per cent at state schools. GM pupils spend more time using advanced programs, while those in state schools concentrate on more basic skills. However, the findings may be due to GM schools being better funded and having more computers.

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