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In 1992…

  • 60% of students from managerial/professional backgrounds achieved 5+ GCSEs, compared to 16% from unskilled/manual backgrounds,

    In 2002…

  • Figures rose to 77% from managerial/prof. and 32% from unskilled/manual…

  • Connor & Dewson (2001) found that only one in five boys from working-class backgrounds go on into higher education.

  • Savage & Egerton (1997) found that ability does not wipe out…

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