Beating the odds!

The British Council recently commissioned Education Policy Institute (EPI) to undertake some research into boys take up of MFL subjects using the national pupil database. They did this as boys entry and attainment in MFL subjects is consistently below that of girls. The report found that Hove Park School is one of only 51 nationally which is “beating the odds”, that is, although being in a category typically associated with lower than average MFL attainment, language attainment at your school for boys is 10 percentage points higher than average for all boys and also for disadvantaged boys (according to the model created by EPI).