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Deaf pupils ‘achieve one grade lower than hearing classmates’ – ITV News

Thursday, 25 August, 2022

Deaf pupils ‘achieve one grade lower than hearing classmates’ – ITV News

Deaf children continue to be failed by the education system - and can expect their GCSE results to be on average a whole grade lower than their hearing classmates, new research shows.

Charities say obstacles as simple as extra noise in the classroom, or a teacher turning away from the class while speaking can make huge differences to outcomes for children with hearing loss, deafness or who rely on lip reading.

The National Deaf Children's Society has released new figures showing that on average, deaf children achieved a GCSE Grade 4, compared to a higher Grade 5 by their peers.

Read more at: https://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2022-08-24/deaf-pupils-achieve-one-grade-lower-than-hearing-classmates

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