Poor bright boys struggle with GCSEs
Greg Hurst reported for The Times on our Missing Talent report.
More than a third of bright boys from disadvantaged families underachieve in their GCSE exams, research indicates.
Many highly able poor children achieve A and B grades at GCSE, while better-off classmates of similar ability achieve A*s in eight core subjects, according to a study for the Sutton Trust education charity. Of these potential high achievers, about one in ten barely gets C grades and some do much worse.
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