Welsh pupils improve test results but girls still do better than boys

21st September 2001 at 01:00
PUPILS in Wales have improved their test results across each of the key stages, with girls still managing to outshine the boys in every subject. Results for 11-year-olds achieving at least level 4 rose by 4 per cent for English and 5 per cent for maths. Science results increased by 1 per cent with Welsh rising by 3 per cent. Combined results for English or Welsh (first language), maths and science were 68 per cent. At KS1, seven-year-olds are tested only on Welsh and maths. Those achieving at least level 2 rose by 2 per cent in maths. At KS3, the proportion of 14-year-olds achieving at least level 5 rose by 3 per cent in English, 1 per cent in Welsh and 5 per cent in science.

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