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Programme for international student assessment 2000 — scotland analysis

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PROGRAMME FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ASSESSMENT 2000 - SCOTLAND ANALYSIS

Cultural Activities

5. Students who attend cultural events, including cinema or pop concerts, tend to outperform their peers, although this does not hold for those who attend sporting events.

6. Approximately 60 per cent of 15 year olds in Scotland go to the cinema at least 4 times a year. A similar proportion never go to the theatre, and more than half never attend an art gallery or museum. Fifteen year olds in Scotland are less likely to attend museums or art galleries or the theatre than their counterparts in the rest of the UK.

Table 14a Percentage of students and performance on the PISA reading literacy scale, by responses to questions on participation in cultural activities, Scotland

Proportion of 15 year olds who, in the 12 months prior to the survey, had:

Scotland

Scotland

Never or Hardly Ever

1-4 times a year

4+ times a year

Never or Hardly Ever

1-4 times a year

4+ times a year

gone to the cinema

5%

35%

61%

453

516

539

visited a museum or art gallery

53%

42%

4%

509

546

568

attended a pop concert

46%

48%

6%

517

537

534

attended an opera, ballet or classical symphony concert

86%

12%

2%

522

566

550

watched live theatre

59%

37%

4%

511

552

555

attended sporting events

18%

39%

43%

540

533

517

Table 14b Percentage of students and performance on the PISA reading literacy scale, by responses to questions on participation in cultural activities, UK

Mean reading scores of 15 year olds who, in the 12 months prior to the survey, had:

UK

UK

Never or Hardly Ever

1-4 times a year

4+ times a year

Never or Hardly Ever

1-4 times a year

4+ times a year

gone to the cinema

3%

36%

61%

457

508

539

visited a museum or art gallery

45%

50%

5%

500

545

575

attended a pop concert

63%

33%

4%

520

541

527

attended an opera, ballet or classical symphony concert

85%

14%

1%

519

579

581

watched live theatre

53%

43%

4%

506

549

579

attended sporting events

22%

43%

35%

534

524

523

Table 14c Percentage of students and performance on the PISA reading literacy scale, by responses to questions on participation in cultural activities, OECD

Mean reading scores of 15 year olds who, in the 12 months prior to the survey, had:

OECD

OECD

Never or Hardly Ever

1-4 times a year

4+ times a year

Never or Hardly Ever

1-4 times a year

4+ times a year

gone to the cinema

14%

39%

47%

473

494

515

visited a museum or art gallery

45%

50%

5%

483

516

535

attended a pop concert

57%

38%

6%

499

508

491

attended an opera, ballet or classical symphony concert

82%

17%

2%

495

534

530

watched live theatre

58%

38%

4%

490

518

529

attended sporting events

25%

38%

37%

506

498

502