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unstar this property date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Universities: Admissions more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Sutton Trust's report of 7 December 2018, Access to Advantage, what assessment his Department has made of the accuracy of that report's finding that independent school pupils are seven times more likely to gain a place at Oxford and Cambridge than non-selective state school pupils. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 201626 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
star this property answer text <p>Widening participation to Higher Education (HE) is a priority for this government. Everyone with the capability to succeed in HE should have the opportunity to benefit from a university education, regardless of background or where they grew up. Recent UCAS data shows that whilst progress has been made, with record rates of disadvantaged students going to university, there is still a long way to go.</p><p>The department publishes data on HE destinations. This shows that Key Stage 5 students from independent schools were around seven times more likely than Key Stage 5 students from non-selective state-funded mainstream schools to have an Oxford or Cambridge HE destination in 2016/17. This is the same as the Sutton Trust report. The figures also show that in over a third of mainstream schools and colleges, no students had an Oxford or Cambridge HE destination. These statistics consider students who attended these universities in the year after completing 16 to 18 study (entering A levels or other level 3 qualifications). They do not include students who entered Oxford or Cambridge following a gap year, or account for differences in the likelihood of completing level 3 qualifications.</p><p>In our first guidance to the Office for Students (OfS), we asked them to encourage providers, particularly the most selective, to make further progress in ensuring that disadvantaged and under-represented students can access, participate and succeed in HE. The department now requires providers to publish application, offer and acceptance rates by gender, ethnicity and social background. We expect the OfS to shine a light on those not stepping up, and want to see it using the full range of levers at their disposal if necessary.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 201627 remove filter
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less than 2018-12-17T15:54:20.08Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T15:54:20.08Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis remove filter