Streaming a handicap

25th June 2010 at 01:00
A third of secondary pupils in England say they are streamed by ability

A third of secondary pupils in England say they are streamed by ability and the proportion of teenagers being set by ability in English lessons has increased significantly since 2006, according to research. But the Sutton Trust, which commissioned the study of 2,700 pupils aged 11 to 16 and which backs setting, is worried that not enough pupils are reaching the top sets. It fears streaming could entrench disadvantage.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now