Brightest state school pupils 'missing out on Oxbridge recommendations'



State school teachers regularly fail to advise their brightest pupils to apply to Oxbridge - with many underestimating their chances of success, a study says.
The research shows 43% rarely or never recommend that their star students apply to Cambridge or Oxford University - with 13% of those believing their pupils would not fit in.
The majority of teachers underestimate the proportion of state-educated students at the prestigious institutes, according to the poll published ahead of the Oxbridge applications deadline on Saturday.
More than a fifth of state teachers thought fewer than 20% of... read more

 
13 October 2016 in Regional East, Views: 36
Source: Belper News
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