Education: Pupils struggle with languages

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The Independent Online
Results of teacher assessments of 14-year-olds in subjects other than English, maths and science, which are published for the first time this year, show a wide range of achievement.

Just under three-quarters of pupils reached the expected standard in art and physical education and two-thirds did so in music. But only just over half reached the standard in history, geography, design and technology and modern languages and only half did so in information technology. Girls did better than boys especially in design and technology, history, music and modern languages.

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