Half of pupils leave secondary school without a basic qualification in science, says an article in The Guardian. The story says 440 schools failed to meet basic targets, meaning they could be closed. And, for the first time, the government published the proportion of pupils who got a C or above in a language General Certificate of Secondary Education or a double science qualification (worth two GCSEs): half of pupils left without two Cs in science. “They show that 50% of people are entering the workforce without even a basic knowledge of science.”
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