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Disadvantaged students lose on teachers' grade predictions

19 December 2017   (0 Comments)

Social mobility charity, the Sutton Trust, says university admissions would be fairer if students applied after they knew their A-level results. 

This summer, almost three-quarters of applicants in the UK failed to achieve the grades forecast by their schools. 

But the charity warns that poorer students are more likely to have their grades under-predicted. 


Annually, there are about 1,000 disadvantaged students who overachieve, compared with teachers' forecasts.


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