Genes have a bigger impact on attainment than teachers
A recently published study by the Institute of Psychiatry at Kings College London claim that an individual student performance is more closely linked to nature rather than nurture.
So how a pupil fares in their GCSE exams is more down to genes and genetic make rather than teachers, schools and family.
This large scale research project involved analysing the genetic contribution to educational attainment in a group of 11,000 identical and non-identical twins in year 11.
They concluded that genetics accounted for almost 60% of the variance of grades in the core subjects of english, science and mathematics. Less than half of that, 29% was explained by family, friends, teachers, schools and environment.