HEFCE report compares A level success and degree attainment
A recent HEFCE report follows 130,000 home A-level students who entered university education in 2007-8. The report compares a number of factors which affect success at university, including: ethnicity, household income, state versus independent schooling, GCSE performance and overall school performance. This current report builds on previous work and affirms the previous findings that, although students from independent schools are more likely to enter university with higher A- level grades than their state school counterparts, “that students with similar prior attainment from independent schools do consistently less well at the end of their degree studies than students from other schools and colleges” (p2).
Read the full report here. (2.7MB)