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Pupils 'fall behind' in maths

England's cleverest pupils match peers from leading East Asian countries in maths at the age of 10, but are two years behind at the age of 16.

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Labour: 'Michael Gove has the wrong priorities'

Shadow schools minister Kevin Brennan has accused Michael Gove of having the "wrong priorities".

A report out today has highlighted a knowledge gap between English and East Asian pupils in maths.

This report shows Michael Gove has the wrong priorities. It says we need to provide more support in basic skills at primary level, but this Government has cut support for catch-up tuition in English and maths, resulting in a 40% drop in the number of pupils getting this help.

– Kevin Brennan, Shadow schools minister

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