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London students not doing as well in PISA rankings.

London students not doing as well in PISA rankings.

Students in London do not replicate their success at GCSE when it comes to the Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa), new analysis has found.

While London teenagers achieve some of the highest GCSE results in the country, this is not mirrored in their Pisa scores, according to research by John Jerrim, professor of education and social statistics at the UCL Institute of Education.

Professor Jerrim calculated that, in both 2009 and 2012, students in London performed less well in Pisa than those in other parts of the UK.

If you combine data from both years, London’s students had a mean score of 479 in maths compared with 495 for the rest of the UK – a difference of 16 points. 

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