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UK schools international ranking falls

Secondary school pupils in the UK are falling behind international competitors, according to a survey from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Pupils have slipped down a global league table in reading, maths and science, based on two-hour tests taken in 65 school systems around the world.

Finland and South Korea, as last time, achieved the best results.

Education Secretary Michael Gove said the figures reflected badly on the previous government.

  • 07 Dec 2010