Catherine Stone discusses this year’s record-high A Level Results and whether the pandemic has compounded existing inequalities.
A University of Exeter professor of Social Mobility is leading a research group in suggesting solutions for the South West’s GCSE and primary school attainment gaps.
‘If you’re born into the working-class, you tend to get stuck there, even if you do have the “merit” to escape.’ This is the premise of James Bloodworth’s debut book The Myth of Meritocracy. Thomas Piketty’s cultural touchstone, Capital in the Twenty-First Century highlighted how wealth grows more quickly than the economy as a whole, and Bloodworth’s book focuses on the implications this […]
Whack ‘student make money quick’ or the like into Google, and the countless articles that spring up will make it clear that many students are indeed searching out ways to make extra cash whilst studying. However, these are more than just Del boy-esque ‘get rich quick schemes’: they’re a very real indication of the ﬁnancial pressures […]