Comprehensive pupils outperform independent and grammar pupils in university degrees
“Students from comprehensive schools are likely to achieve higher class degrees at university than independent and grammar school students with similar A-levels and GCSE results, a major study commissioned by the Sutton Trust and the Government shows. This is one of the main findings from a five year study by the National Foundation for Educational Research tracking 8000 A-level students ”
There doesn’t seem to have been much publicity given to this report – it was published on 3 December 2010, shortly before the launch of the OECD PISA results for 2009 which, as we all know, were compared with the discounted PISA 2000 results so that the Government could show UK education in a bad light. And yet, here we have another survey showing how well UK comprehensive school pupils perform at university. Mr Gove should stop rubbishing UK state education and start praising it.