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Clever pupils 'being let down'

Ofsted have claimed a culture of low expectations in state schools is causing some of the country's most able pupils to underachieve.

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Schools must ensure all pupils 'fulfil their potential'

The Department for Education has called on secondary schools to ensure all pupils fulfil their potential, but insisted the government are making changes to enable students to achieve academically.

Sir Michael is right - secondary schools must ensure all their pupils, including their brightest, fulfil their potential.

That's why we are introducing a more demanding and rigorous curriculum, toughening up GCSEs and getting universities involved in A-levels.

– Department for Education spokesman

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