Teenage aspirations

20th February 2009 at 00:00

New courses designed to encourage pupils to think about their aspirations will encourage more to apply to top universities, organisers hope. About 1,350 disadvantaged London teenagers in Years 10-13 can now attend "progression academies", organised by City Gates, the urban element of the national gifted and talented programme. These also aim to improve children's confidence and communication skills.

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