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Public schools threaten university boycott

Publié par Clifford Armion le 10/02/2012

Graeme Paton

Schools should plan a repeat of action staged against Bristol almost a decade ago if institutions attempted to engineer their intake to hit controversial new admissions targets, said Chris Ramsey, the universities spokesman for the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference.
Nine years ago, thousands of pupils were urged not to apply to Bristol in protest over the “arbitrary rejection” of well-qualified candidates from leading schools. It was called off after school leaders received assurances that the university would treat privately­educated teenagers the same as those from state schools.
In returning for charging up to £9,000 in fees, all universities are now expected to draw up “access agreements” setting out targets designed to increase admissions among pupils from “unrepresented groups”.
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"Public schools threaten university boycott", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), février 2012. Consulté le 18/10/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/public-schools-threaten-university-boycott