Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Independent School pupils still dominate places at top universities

Despite accusations that the Government is putting increased pressure on universities to widen access, Independent School pupils are still winning places at top universities.

Independent school pupils are still dominating entrance to Russell Group Universities. Among the top ten universities only Oxford, University College London and Exeter have decreased their proportion of independent school pupils since 2003; the rest have all experienced increases of between 0.3 and 6.6 per cent.

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