(1) the 11+ exams are more rigorous and competitive than common entrance ones
(2) pressure on universities by the government to accept more state school students
(3) grammer schools produce students with natural talents whereas indies train students to pass exams and get through uni interviews
Why is grammar misspelt so often in this forum? Or is there a variant I am unaware of ?
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(1) No. Less rigorous, as some only do VR/NVR with little scope for expression. More competitive as so many do them, but arguably the standard is more wide-ranging.
(2)Only to get their funding. Most universities depend on foreign students. Universities don't care where you come from.
(3) No way! Most grammar pupils simply work to exams and curriculums. Most independents look beyond the examinations, especially at GCSE level. As for university interviews, many offer places without an interview, including UCL, so I don't see that you even have to get through them.