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Targets culture puts state schools at Oxbridge disadvantage

Publié par Clifford Armion le 31/01/2011

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"A target-driven culture in state schools is putting potential Oxford University applicants at a disadvantage, with teachers focusing on lower achieving pupils to ensure their school is well placed in league tables.

"The claim comes from Oxford University's head of undergraduate admissions, Mike Nicholson, who said that "extra effort" on raising the achievements of C grade and D grade students meant the "solid B" student was being missed.

"Changes in the state education system and an emphasis on rankings and exam results meant it was sometimes harder for state school pupils to go on to meet Oxford University's admissions criteria, said Nicholson."

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"Targets culture puts state schools at Oxbridge disadvantage", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), janvier 2011. Consulté le 29/09/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/targets-culture-puts-state-schools-at-oxbridge-disadvantage