Cambridge pits the olive-munching class against the rest

Miranda Green cites the Sutton Trust’s Access to Advantage research in an article for the Financial Times on Cambridge University’s new admissions plans. 

For the first time Cambridge announced it will this year reserve 100 of its 3,500 undergraduate places this autumn for “near-miss” applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds whose A-level results are better than expected. This group represents only a small proportion of the 4,500 or so rejects who end up securing the same stellar grades as successful applicants, but it’s a further incursion into territory hitherto dominated by Team Olive. Note that as many Oxbridge places go to students from just eight, mostly private, schools as from 2,900 other secondary schools, according to the Sutton Trust, an education charity.

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2019-03-11T13:38:09+00:00March 9th, 2019|Categories: In the News|Tags: , |

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