IWA Podcast: Wales ‘could do better’ on Pisa

Jess Blair is joined by Mary Van den Heuvel, Robin Hughes and David Jones to discuss the latest Pisa results for Wales, and their implications.

Wales is still bottom of the class in terms of its performance on the Pisa assessments compared with the other regions of the UK. These latest results, released today, show Wales’ performance slip in science and reading, while maths improved slightly. In comparison England retained its top position on the UK leaderboard, scoring an average of 512 points compared with Wales’ 485.

Welsh Education Secretary Kirsty Williams has said that Wales ‘can do better’ but has cautioned against knee jerk reactions to the results and insists Wales is on the correct path to better performance.

Joining Jess Blair to discuss these results in the latest IWA podcast was Robin Hughes, Mary Van den Heuvel and David Jones.

Jess Blair is the IWA's Policy and Projects Manager. Mary Van den Heuvel is Policy Adviser for ATL Cymru. David Jones is a Digital Consultant. Robin Hughes is an Education Consultant and School Governor.

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