shana Lewis wrote:
This is hardly ground breaking research. Obviously, pupils who manage to obtain 3 As from a comprehensive background , will have to be very self motivated (because they will not be pushed as much in the classroom)as well as naturally very bright.It therefore makes sense to assume they will go onto achieve very good degrees. I would argue that such pupils are not really 'comparable' at all but are the extremely bright who never made it to an indie.The lea school will offer such pupils comparitively little 'value added', these kids have to do it all off their own backs.Whereas , on the other hand, the indie clearly does substantial value added as seen by the number of pupils who are, arguably, 'averagely' bright manage to achieve 3 A'S nonetheless.
I think the report only serves to reinforce the educational merits of indie schools, I'm afraid.
Sorry but this is nonsense. The fact is that you buy your A Levels but the truth will out at university, this is exactly the way it should be
You guys have, with respect, very little idea what is occurring in the state sector. According to the research, the indies get better A Levels but this gives no more advantage for degrees at university, and that is only right, to be honest. There has to be a levelling, and my own husband and myself are testament to that ( he comp -great degree, me indie, same degree). He was absolutely no more motivated that myself