• Russell Group sticks by 'preferred subjects' list - but still has no evidence

    The Russell Group has continued to advise pupils to take a group of “preferred subjects” at A-level to help them to get into top universities, despite research suggesting that they are not necessary. The higher education group, which represents 24 “elite” universities such as LSE, Oxford and Cambridge today released the fifth edition of its

    5.00 Dec. 11th, 2016 | News

  • Educators should allow students to feel working-class pride

    Tony Sewell gets some things right, but his rhetoric on social mobility should be approached with suspicion, says Garth Stahl Last week at the Festival of Education, Tony Sewell, chief executive of Generating Genius, made some interesting assertions regarding working-class youth, social mobility and the role of education. Sewell discussed his aggressive zero-tolerance approach to

    5.00 Jul. 12th, 2016 | Opinion

  • Where pupils live affects their A level choices, data reveals

    Regional differences in post-16 provision could affect young people’s chances of getting into top universities, data released today shows. Analysis by Education Datalab’s chief statistician Dave Thompson, based on children who completed GCSEs in 2011, found that pupils at secondary schools without sixth forms were less likely to get places at Russell Group universities. A

    8.04 Aug. 19th, 2015 | Exam results, News