Research and analysis

Improving boys' achievement in design and technology

This publication was withdrawn on 22 August 2016

This good practice example has been withdrawn as it is older than 3 years and may no longer reflect current policy.

Ofsted good practice example showing how students at Penwortham Priory Academy achieve equally well irrespective of gender or ethnicity.



Nationally the gap between boys’ and girls’ attainment is wider in design and technology (D&T) than in any other subject at GCSE. This example focuses on how boys’ achievement in design and technology has been improved.