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Poor bright boys struggle with GCSEs

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Greg Hurst reported for The Times on our Missing Talent report. More than a third of bright boys from disadvantaged families underachieve in their GCSE exams, research indicates. Many highly able poor children achieve A and B grades at GCSE, while better-off classmates of similar ability achieve A*s in eight core subjects, according to a… Read more »

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Greg Hurst reported for The Times on the Sutton Trust social mobility index. Bright children from poor families fare up to ten times worse in some schools depending on where they live, data from a charity suggests. Teenagers from disadvantaged homes were five times less likely to go to a top university in the worst-performing… Read more »

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Race in 21st-century Britain

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Sutton Trust data on elites quoted in an article on difficulties facing BME young people written by Sathnam Sanghera for the Times. Award-winning writer Sathnam Sanghera returns to his home city of Wolverhampton to find out why race still divides Britain – and why we’re scared to talk about it. … According to the Sutton Trust,… Read more »

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Bright but poor less likely to get good grades

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Greg Hurst reported for the Times on the Sutton Trust/EPPSE study of bright but disadvantaged students Bright children from poor families are far less likely to get good grades in respected A-level subjects than other teenagers, research by University of Oxford academics indicates. A study tracking thousands of children found that 35 per cent of… Read more »