Saturday, December 14, 2013

Differences in children's exam results owe more to genetics than to teachers, schools or the family environment

In the subjects of English, maths and science, genetics accounted for on average 58% of the differences in scores that children achieved. Grades in the sciences, such as physics, biology and chemistry, were more heritable than those in humanities subjects, such as art and music, at 58% and 42% respectively.

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