Yearly Archives: 2010

PRIVATE SCHOOL PUPILS 55 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO GO TO OXBRIDGE THAN POOR STUDENTS

Private school students are 55 times more likely to win a place at Oxbridge and 22 times more likely to go to a top-ranked university than students at state schools who qualify for Free School Meals.  New figures published today show the enormity of the challenge facing the Coalition Government to improve social mobility through broadening access to top-ranked universities.

2017-07-27T18:20:50+00:00 December 22nd, 2010|Categories: Press releases|

ADAPT GCSE TO BE NATIONAL EXAM AT 14

A proposal that the GCSE should be adapted to become a national examination for 14-year-olds is made by Professor Alan Smithers and Dr Pamela Robinson of the University of Buckingham in a report published today by the Sutton Trust, which commissioned their research comparing education systems in the 30 countries of the OECD.

2017-07-27T18:17:42+00:00 November 22nd, 2010|Categories: Press releases|

STUDENT FEES COULD INCREASE FIVE FOLD

Students could end up paying up to five times as much as they currently do on fees for degree courses at England's top universities if tuition fees are completely unregulated. This is the prediction of the Sutton Trust report published today based on a study of what has happened to unregulated fees for overseas and postgraduate students in 20 universities.

2017-07-27T18:16:37+00:00 October 4th, 2010|Categories: Press releases|
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