School grades ‘linked to where you live’
By Sean Coughlan
12 January 2016
From the section Education & Family
The improvement of school results in London has widened the regional divide
Where children grow up in England is more likely to determine success or failure at school than in previous generations, a study suggests.
The Social Market Foundation has examined test results of cohorts born in 1970 and 2000 and found regional differences have become much greater.
Pupils’ results are highest in London and lowest in Yorkshire and Humber.
“Where you live has become much more important,” said think tank director Emran Mian.
The comparisons between the generations, based on school tests in primary school and exams such as O-levels and …read more
Source:: BBC UK