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Estyn's maths report criticises 'disappointing' results

"Disappointing" standards in maths among 14 to 16-year-olds in Wales must be tackled, says an education watchdog.

Estyn's report said maths was the lowest performing core subject at key stage four - when pupils work towards GCSEs - and the lowest in the UK.

Last year the proportion of students in Wales achieving C grade and above at GCSE lagged well behind England.

The Welsh government said the report had highlighted both successes and areas that could be improved.

Education correspondent Arwyn Jones reports.

  • 07 Oct 2013
  • From the section Wales