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Boys beating the odds in foreign language GCSEs

Article date - 27 January 2020

The study Boys Studying Modern Foreign Languages at GCSE in Schools in England, which was released today, Monday 27 January, highlighted that 57 per cent of schools had achieved 10 per cent higher percentage score t
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The study Boys Studying Modern Foreign Languages at GCSE in Schools in England, which was released today, Monday 27 January, highlighted that 57 per cent of schools had achieved 10 per cent higher percentage score than their pupil profile might have predicted in the last five years.

The study looked only at state funded mainstream schools and saw St Helens schools not in an academy ranked 15th nationally for their performance.

The report focused on boys performance alone as girls are recognised as outperforming boys at GCSEs.

Councillor Sue Murphy, Deputy Leader of St Helens Council and Cabinet Member for Developing Young People, said: “It is a fantastic achievement that our schools are helping boys to achieve beyond their expectations in foreign languages. We know that our young people as a whole are working hard at school thanks to the support of our amazing teachers, school staff and family support. So this is a great recognition of that hard work for our young people.”