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Sociology Factsheet: 08. Educational Success - explaining the differences

  • Sociology Factsheet: 08. Educational Success - explaining the differences

Sociology Factsheet: 08. Educational Success - explaining the differences

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    Looking at the figures for success at GCSE, A level and Advanced GNVQ, or the figures for university entrance, certain patterns emerge. Children of the better off do better in the education system than those of the worst off. More recently girls have started to do better than boys at A level, though they have outperformed boys at GCSE level for years. There are differences in the educational achievements of different ethnic groups too. Students of Indian origin do very well, better than white students. Those of Bangladeshi origin do less well than white students. As with other areas of social life there are significant differences in educational achievement according to class, gender, and ethnicity.