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This publication was withdrawn on 22 August 2016

This good practice example has been withdrawn as it is older than 3 years and may no longer reflect current policy.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

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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.