Universities urged to lower entry grades for comprehensive school pupils

The Guardian:

A study commissioned by the Department for Education concludes that students from comprehensives with equivalent GCSE and A-level grades outperformed their more expensively educated peers at university.

Claire Crawford of Warwick University and the Institute for Fiscal Studies, the author of the report, said: “If you have in front of you a student from a state school and one from a private school with the same A-level grades, on average ā€“ and I should emphasise it is on average ā€“ it does appear that the student from the state school background or less effective school will go on to do better given the grades that they are entering with.”