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Class and Differential Educational Achievement

Research continues to show that the higher a persons social class the more likely they are
to achieve higher qualifications, to remain in post compulsory education and to gain
university places.

Hasley et al's "Origins and Destinations"(1980) revealed clear difference, with boys from
the service…

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antischool subcultures emphasis loyalty to the group rather than the individual achievement
which the school system demands. More recently, New Right thinkers have linked these
ideas to the emergence of an underclass with negative attitude reproduced through a cycle of


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