David Cameron suggests that the Conservative Party follow the Swedish model for education.

Perhaps his PR team and shadow Education Secretary of State, Michael haven’t pointed him to the results from the 2007 International TIMSS Survey in which England are in the top 10 worldwide.


This week a major global analysis of maths and science standards – the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study – found that 10 and 14-year-olds in England were among the best in the world.

The study found that both primary and secondary pupils were ranked seventh in tests – ahead of pupils in other industrialised countries including United States, Germany and Australia.

Oh yes David and well ahead of Sweden too.