[Lgpolicy-list] [lg policy] Wales: Bilingual pupils not top of class but not bottom either

Dave Sayers dave.sayers at cantab.net
Mon Oct 27 03:36:24 UTC 2014


"Primary school children from English speaking homes who attend Welsh only schools 
are less likely to be top performers in maths, science and English than 
English-medium pupils

But they are also less likely to underachieve, according to Welsh government figures.

They look at how 11-year-olds are doing in core subjects as well as first language 
Welsh in Welsh schools.

The performance of 25,000 pupils is compared."

The article continues: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-29727935

Dave

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Dr. Dave Sayers
Senior Lecturer, Dept Humanities, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Honorary Research Fellow, Arts & Humanities, Swansea University, UK
dave.sayers at cantab.net | http://swansea.academia.edu/DaveSayers
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