Thursday 24 November 2022 08:02 PM Children from families who don't have English as a first language do better at ... trends now

Thursday 24 November 2022 08:02 PM Children from families who don't have English as a first language do better at ... trends now
Thursday 24 November 2022 08:02 PM Children from families who don't have English as a first language do better at ... trends now

Thursday 24 November 2022 08:02 PM Children from families who don't have English as a first language do better at ... trends now

Children from families who don’t have English as a first language do better at their times tables than their classmates Experts believe parents from abroad have more positive to attitude to education Test taken in summer involved 25 times tables questions, up to 12 x 12 The average score for those with a first language of English was 19.4 out of 25 But the average for pupils with a first language other than English was 21.2 

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Children whose first language is not English have outperformed their peers in a new times tables test for children aged eight and nine.

Data from the Department for Education (DfE) shows pupils without English as a first language soared ahead in the maths check.

The findings give further weight to the theory that families from abroad are more motivated to achieve than those born in the UK.

Despite the language barrier, migrant pupils have repeatedly outperformed peers in a range of other education measures.

Four in ten are considering reducing curriculum options and nearly all (98 per cent) said their school or college will have to make savings this year, future years or both

Data from the Department for Education (DfE) shows pupils without English as a first

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