On Top of the World! 20.01.17

Results from The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) put Loughborough Grammar School ahead of the leading countries in the world in terms of mathematics, reading and science.

PISA is a triennial international survey which aims to evaluate education systems worldwide by testing the skills and knowledge of 15 year-old students. In 2015 over half a million students, representing 28 million 15 year-olds in 72 countries and economies, took the internationally agreed two-hour test. Students were assessed in science, mathematics, reading, collaborative problem-solving and financial literacy.

England was ranked 21st, ahead of Scotland and Wales, but pupils from Loughborough Grammar School scored higher than the average mark for all countries including education giants Japan, Singapore and Finland.

In the maths test, Japan led the way with an average PISA score of 532 which compared favourably with England’s 493. The Grammar School bucked the trend, scoring an impressive 572. Likewise, in science and reading, they scored higher than the leading countries.

Headmaster, Duncan Byrne, said “This is an absolutely fantastic result and I am very proud of the boys who took part in the PISA tests. It is always highly rewarding to see the benefits of the hard work that is done by our pupils and teachers, and this result is well deserved.”