In the 1980’s the lack of educational attainment amongst British Bangladeshi children was noted as underachieving greatly but things have changed considerably now, as they outperform their peers amongst White British. So it was with great pleasure l went to the Surma Centre GCSE Awards to celebrate and recognise the outstanding success of Bangladeshi students in Camden and by implication other boroughs like Tower Hamlets and Newham. This even when many would have studied during COVID pandemic in isolation and on-line.
So things have certainly changed since my days with O levels, very much for the better and long may this continue. We just have to make sure that they get job opportunities that marry up with their outstanding results.