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UK 'stagnates' in international education league

3 December 2013 Last updated at 17:04 GMT

The government has said Britain's education system needs to be further reformed, after latest figures show students in the UK are trailing behind many of their international counterparts.

For the first time, the UK does not make the top 20 in maths, reading, or science - while countries such as Singapore, Korea and Japan are ahead.

Education Secretary Michael Gove told the House of Commons that the findings showed the need for more change.

Reeta Chakrabarti reports.