Tuesday, July 1, 2008

GCSE targets for ethnic minority pupils in Oldham are among the lowest in Britain

Only a quarter of pupils of Pakistani descent are predicted to get at least five good GCSE passes this year, including English and maths. For pupils of Bangladeshi descent the figure is 31%, compared with 44% of all pupils. Parts of Oldham have some of the largest numbers of ethnic-minority pupils in the country and the borough’s targets have been revealed by the Times Educational Supplement. Pakistani and Bangladeshi pupils each make up about a quarter of Radclyffe’s School’s 1,350 pupils.

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