Thousands of poorer pupils miss out on traditional exam subjects
John Roberts cites our Changing the subject research.
THOUSANDS OF pupils from poor backgrounds miss out on taking on foreign language and humanities at GCSE limiting their future choices at university, a new report has warned.
Research published today has identified 15,000 disadvantaged pupils who it says should have been expected to take either history or geography but did not and another 11,000 who did not take a modern foreign language.
However the same study has also warned that the Government’s goal of getting 90 per cent of pupils to take on a raft of more academic subjects was too high and needs reconsidering.
The Sutton Trust is calling on the Government to consider curriculum changes for 16-year-olds who are not entering EBacc subjects and to do more to recognise technical qualifications and to reconsider its goal of having 90 per cent of all pupils sitting EBacc subjects.
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