Cardiff University | Prifysgol Caerdydd ORCA
Online Research @ Cardiff 
WelshClear Cookie - decide language by browser settings

Primed for success: the characteristics and practices of state schools with good track records of entry into prestigious UK universities

Curtis, A., Power, Sally A. R., Whitty, G., Exley, S. and Sasia, A. 2008. Primed for success: the characteristics and practices of state schools with good track records of entry into prestigious UK universities. [Technical Report]. London: The Sutton Trust. Available at: http://www.suttontrust.com/public/documents/2Prime...

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

Over recent decades, there has been an increase in participation in higher education in the UK. There has also been a growing concern that this participation is unequally distributed. It seems that middle-class children are not only disproportionately likely to go to university, they are also disproportionately likely to attend the most ‘prestigious’ universities. The relationship between social class, schooling and university is complicated, but one of the ways in which educational privilege can be perpetuated is through the close connection between private and selective schooling and students’ access to the most prestigious universities. The challenge for policy makers will be to decide how participation in higher education can be widened, not just increased, especially in the context of such under-representation at these universities of pupils from state-maintained comprehensive schools. Previous research by the Sutton Trust (2007) indicated that relatively few of these schools send significant numbers of pupils to prestigious universities. It was against this background that the Sutton Trust commissioned this project. The research aims to explore the characteristics and practices of non-academically selective state schools which have a successful track record in sending students to the more prestigious universities.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Publisher: The Sutton Trust
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:35
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/23065

Citation Data

Cited 9 times in Google Scholar. View in Google Scholar

Actions (repository staff only)

Edit Item Edit Item