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Research and analysis
Group performance in the key stage 2 science tests: 2010 and 2011
A study of how different groups of students performed in the national curriculum science tests in 2010 and 2011.
In 2010 the key stage 2 national curriculum science test taken by all pupils at age 11 was replaced by one taken by a sample of pupils. This study compares the performance of different groups of pupils in the 2010 and 2011 tests.
The different groups reported on are:
- English spoken as an additional language
- eligibility for free school meals
- special educational needs