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New OPSN report offers insightful analysis of England’s ‘subject deserts’

Today, the Open Public Services Network (OPSN) has published a report suggesting that pupils’ subject choices in GSCEs are drastically affected by where they live. It highlights the staggering variation in student enrolment for triple science across the country and demonstrates how deprivation can seriously hinder a child’s educational opportunities. The OPSN and ZPB’s analysis…

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OPSN report reveals GCSE ‘subject deserts’

By Melissa Clements There is no set criteria for how a pupil chooses which GCSEs to take. Pupil choice and school choice are normally the limiting factors, though a forthcoming report from the Open Public Services Network (OPSN) suggests that school choice – subjects being provided at a given school – can vary greatly across…