Oxford University has begun an enquiry

30th October 1998 at 00:00
* Oxford University has begun an enquiry after a study by two of its academics showed independent school pupils with straight As were more likely to be offered a place than state-sector students with similar grades. Gerard McCrum and Professor AH Halsey analysed 6,000 cases and found independent school applicants were 1.2 times more likely to be offered a place. The university said the imbalance was not deliberate.

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