HC Deb 04 December 1991 vol 200 c154W
Mr. Hardy

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what assessment he has made of the effect of streaming in secondary schools on the motivation and achievement of pupils.

Mr. Eggar

It is for teachers to decide how best to cope with the challenge presented by the national curriculum to raise the levels of achievement of all pupils. I hope, however, that they will consider the advantages of teaching a subject to pupils in groups of similar, rather than very disparate, ability.