Institute of Education


Poor pupils choosing 'less suitable' A levels for entry to elite universities

14 August 2017

Teacher helping male student

A new paper by Ms Catherine Dilnot suggests that pupils taking A-levels in law, accounting or business are less likely to attend elite universities than those who opt for traditional academic subjects such as science, mathematics, languages, history and geography. Read: The Guardian, Telegraph, TES, Schools Week, The Conversation, IOE website story