Scandal of schools that let bright boys drift by age 16
The Daily Mail covered new Sutton Trust research into poor bright underachieving boys.
One in three bright but disadvantaged boys significantly underachieve in their GCSEs because schools fail to help them reach their potential, a report warns.
Researchers said that every year thousands of boys were falling behind pupils of the same ability by the age of 16 and became ‘missing talent’.
A report by the Sutton Trust think-tank revealed that being from a poor home more than doubles a youngster’s chance of missing out on top GCSE grades, which was described as a scandal by experts.
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