6 Jun '14

News Universities urged to lower entry grades for comprehensive school pupils

Study finds pupils from non-selective state schools have greater potential and success than grammar and private school peersPupils from comprehensive and poorly performing schools should receive lower entry grades to universities than those from grammar and private schools to recognise their greater academic potential and success rates, research published by the Department for Education has recommended.The study tosses a firecracker into the noisy debate about university admissions and equality by finding that the bulk of university access campaigns appear to be misdirected, and that more effort could instead be put into improving GCSE results and subject choices to widen participation. Continue reading...

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