YOUNG people with English as their second language are now doing better at GCSEs than native speakers.
New data from the Department for Education shows that those who grow up speaking another language are outperforming others for the first time.
Pupils who speak English as their second language are also making better progress in their classes overall.
Professor Alan Smithers, director of the Centre for Education and Employment Research at Buckingham University, said that some of this is down to children receiving more encouragement from their families with school work. It could also be because people who have lived in the UK for longer take education for granted.