Getting a place at Oxbridge: state v independent school students

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Students from high attaining comprehensive schools are far less likely to attend top universities than those from independent schools. So say the Sutton Trust in their report ‘Degree of Success’. Just focusing on Oxbridge entrants, they found that: “2,000 schools and colleges had two or fewer Oxbridge entrants over the three years… just under two thirds of all... Read more »

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A* with distinction

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“Exams are easier today than they were when I was younger”, we have all heard it. If enough people say it, that makes it true – right? As a father of a teenage boy mid-way through his GCSE’s I can tell you that he is working much harder than I did when I was at... Read more »

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