Can’t have the next generation of slaves thinking for themselves can we.
Fewer than half of teenagers finish compulsory schooling with a basic set of GCSE qualifications including English and maths, official figures have revealed.
Results for the first pupils to go through an entire education under Labour showed that 345,000 last year failed to meet the Government’s benchmark for secondary school achievement.
Despite a rise on 2007, only 47.6 per cent of pupils achieved the desired five A* to C-grade GCSEs including English and maths, leaving ministers struggling to hit a 53 per cent Treasury target by 2011.
Remember, this is with the dumbed down exams.
One in six pupils finished 11 years of compulsory schooling without achieving a single C grade in any subject.
It means one in seven schools is failing to hit official targets.
Well that depends. I’m sure they are very good at spouting Marxist thinking, worshipping the state, believing in man-made global warming etc.
Statistics published today by the Department for Children, Schools and Families show that 440 schools are currently falling short of this benchmark – though that is an improvement on last year’s dire figure of 631.
The figures also show the GCSE gender gap widening again with girls pulling further ahead.
Teachers’ leaders declared the scale of failure shameful but ministers insisted trends over the long term showed ‘sustained improvement’.
Figures for core subjects such as the three Rs, however, showed that attainment is rising more slowly than for other subjects.
The gulf between independent schools and state comprehensives continued, with almost one in three pupils at fee-paying schools – 30.3 per cent – emerging with three As at A-level, against 7.6 per cent at comprehensives.
Another reason why centrally-run state schooling is a bad idea. Useful only for tyrants to indoctrinate the yoof.