Parents paying for their children to go to expensive private schools have been complaining noisily about alleged discrimination against their children when it comes to university applications.  The whole point of paying for the education in the first place was to buy entrance to a good university.  Word had it that positive discrimination was at work and admissions tutors were favoring state school pupils over privately educated pupils of equal ability or, rather, with identical ‘A’ level results.  It seems that their worries are unfounded. 

Although there are more state students going to universities, students from private schools are still vastly overrepresented in relation to their ability at the more highly regarded universities (which are the only universities that the worried parents are interested in anyway) …

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