Here we have another mainstream news outlet discussing yet another realist truth that the majority of the world doesn't know and refuses to learn about. Whenever the genetic basis of IQ is brought up, they cover their ears and run screaming from the room. However, no matter how long this fact is ignored, it is still supported by every study that has ever been done in the last 100 years, including this most recent study that yet again proves the same thing we've been saying for decades.
Parents' intelligence really does have a huge bearing on a teenagers' success at school, a leading geneticist has claimed.
Professor Robert Plomin, from Kings College London, found inherited intelligence could account for nearly 60 per cent of a teenager's GCSE results, while the school environment, including the quality of teaching, only influences results by a third.
His study was based upon long-term analysis of twins and suggests that their genes play a larger part than the education they receive when it came to their achievement in schools.