Welsh drop in rankings for maths, reading and science

The latest PISA results show Wales has slipped back from what the Welsh Government described as an "unacceptable" performance the last time they were published in 2010 (after they were sat in 2009).

Wales has dropped several places in the global rankings list for all three areas.

Maths

  • Score: 468 (a fall from 472 in 2009)
  • Rank: 43rd out of 68 (a fall from 40th out of 67 in 2009)
  • Significantly below the OECD average
  • Just behind Croatia and Hungary

Reading

  • Score: 480 (a rise from 476 in 2009)
  • Rank: 41st out of 68 (a fall from 38th out of 67 in 2009)
  • Significantly below the OECD average
  • Just behind Slovenia and Iceland

Science

  • Score: 491 (a fall from 496 in 2009)
  • Rank: joint 36th out of 68 (a fall from 30th in 2009)
  • Significantly below the OECD average
  • Just behind Luxembourg and Croatia

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Wales' PISA rankings worst in UK

The latest Programme for International Student Assessment Tests (PISA) tests reveal Wales has fallen behind the rest of the UK significantly in reading, maths and science for the third time.