International Comparisons

BBC News Education – The biggest ever global school rankings have been published, with Asian countries in the top five places and African countries at the bottom. TES News – UK below […]

BBC News Education – Teachers are more lenient in their marking of girls’ schoolwork, according to an international study. OECD – Early gender gaps drive career choices and employment opportunities.

GOV.UK – The UK is in second place among European countries and sixth overall in a global education league table.  South Korea is top, with three other Asian countries and […]

BBC News Education – England’s teenagers are “significantly above average” in problem-solving skills, according to the results of international tests.  After many disappointments in international school tests, these latest global […]

BBC News Education – The most successful education systems combine local autonomy for schools with strong public accountability, the OECD’s education expert has told MPs.  Mr Schleicher said the global […]