Maths Pisa Point Score Drops Due to Government Inaction

5 Dec 2023

EMBARGO: Immediate Release

Today, the latest Pisa UK maths results showed that the UK has fallen by 13 points compared with the last Pisa results in 2018. Commenting the Liberal Democrat Education spokesperson, Munira Wilson MP said:

“This Conservative government has let down our children.  Pisa rankings were delayed a year because of the pandemic, and the results published today show the direct effect that Covid has had on children’s learning.  

“Tutoring could have been at the core of an ambitious catch-up plan, but instead the Tories botched the contract with Randstad and spent just a third of what their own advisers said was needed. The result is that the GCSE results gap between disadvantaged pupils and their classmates is the highest in a decade.

“Rishi Sunak wants all pupils to study maths to age 18, but the results today show that this Conservative government is failing children in maths long before they reach that age. 

“Liberal Democrats would invest in our children’s future and offer free small-group tutoring to 1.75 million children a year who struggle with their learning”.

ENDS

Notes to Editor:

Pisa rankings can be found here