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David Jesson: Schools of thought

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Prof David Jesson cited Sutton Trust research in a letter to The Times. Sir, Your leader (Oct 15) raises issues that go far beyond a decision to allow the Weald of Kent Grammar School to expand. Much of the emphasis of government policy has been on narrowing the gap between disadvantaged and other pupils. Many… Read more »

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Kevin Maher: Hitting the Oxbridge jackpot

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Times columnist Kevin Maher reflected on the Sutton Trust Levels of Success report. You probably knew this anyway, but figures collected for the education charity The Sutton Trust have revealed that graduates from Oxford and Cambridge can expect to earn, in the course of their professional lifetimes, up to £400,000 more than graduates from so-called… Read more »

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Best apprentices earn more than university graduates

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Greg Hurst reported for The Times on the Sutton Trust Levels of Success report Young people who complete an elite apprenticeship are likely to earn more over their lifetimes than most graduates, research has suggested. School-leavers who take the best apprenticeships should earn about £1.4 million during their working lives, it calculated. This was £51,870… Read more »

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Quarter of pupils have private tutors

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Greg Hurst reported for the Times on this year’s Sutton Trust/Ipsos Mori private tuition poll More than two in every five children in London have received help from a private tutor, which is twice the rate among pupils in the rest of the country. Private tutoring has become more common for schoolchildren in the capital,… Read more »

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Writing for the Times, Isabel Hardman quotes Sutton Trust research regarding graduate earnings. Bright young people are often right to think a degree is an expensive way to fall behind peers who got a job instead Whingeing forms a low, easily ignored rumble in the background of most social media. One moan by an old… Read more »

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Nicola Woolcock reported for The Times on the Private Pay Progression research brief. Privately educated graduates in the best jobs earn thousands more than colleagues who went to state schools, even when qualifications and the university they attended are taken into account, a report says. They have faster pay progression once in high-status employment, with… Read more »

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Girls leaving boys behind as tuition fees bite

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Writing for the Times, Nicola Woolcock reports on the Sutton Trust’s Independent Commission on Fees report into student debt. Tuition fees have widened the gender gap with ever more girls going to university, according to a report published today. A third of young women aged 18 begin degrees at university, compared with a quarter of their… Read more »

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Lee Elliot Major was quoted in The Times discussing giving children summer school work.  Research shows that by September children will be two months behind in academic skills. Rachel Carlyle asks the experts how to keep kids motivated Remember your own school summer holidays? Chances are it was an idyllic time of den building and trips… Read more »

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Writing for The Times, Greg Hurst reports on new Sutton Trust findings regarding teacher’s educational backgrounds. About 11,000 graduates from Oxford or Cambridge now teach in state-funded schools — a number that has doubled in a decade. The figures released yesterday show that work by successive governments to attract more of the brightest graduates into… Read more »

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Sir Peter Lampl wrote a letter to The Times about the ‘poshness’ report from the Social Mobility Commission Rachel Sylvester is right to urge the prime minister to seize the chance to tackle social mobility (“Tories have chance to shatter the glass ceiling”, Opinion, June 16). Research for the Sutton Trust last year found that… Read more »