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Schools: Standards

Question for Department for Education

UIN 908975, tabled on 4 February 2019

What steps his Department has taken to raise educational standards in schools.

Answered on

4 February 2019

Since 2010, we have reformed the national curriculum, GCSEs and A levels to set world-class standards across all subjects.

We have also committed to 75% of pupils in state-funded mainstream schools studying the EBacc combination of core academic subjects by September 2022 and 90% by September 2025.

The attainment gap between those from disadvantaged backgrounds and other pupils has fallen by 13% in primary schools and 9.5% at Key Stage 4 since 2011.

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