A closer look into the relationship between educational attainment and surviving poverty
13 March 2020
Poverty affects 20% of students working on their GCSEs in Wales, thereby rendering them eligible for certain benefits, such as school meals. Of these students, 60% live with someone with at least one mental health condition. It is known that 20% of those students living with someone with a mental health condition also do well in their studies, attaining five GCSEs of A-C grade, including mathematics and English. This study aims to take a closer look at the factors associated with doing well at school for children at GCSE-level who are also living in poverty.