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Want a Decent Degree? Go to a State School

londonblue

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According to a study you're more likely to get a good degree if you go to a state school.

BBC
 
According to a study you're more likely to get a good degree if you go to a state school.

BBC

I didn't but then again I am a complete Chancer.

I did Physics at Manchester though so it still looks good on paper if I omit the classification.
 
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According to a study you're more likely to get a good degree if you go to a state school.

BBC

I dont think thats the correct summary. A higher proportion of private school kids get a 2.1 . However given the same a level results the state school kid is more likely to do better. I think that comes down to kids in state school having to work harder to achieve better grades than their private school equivalent and carrying that onto uni life.
 
It's a popular misconception that the standard of education is better at private school across the board. My sister in law was looking a brochure for the one the other day... She said how there seemed to be so much going on. I looked through and not more than at my school but we can't afford to produce a 100 page glossy brochure.

I'd guess it must be due to resilience from state school plus consequence, you can't bugger up with debt being wracked up!
 
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