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Disadvantaged students lose out on college places, before points are counted

Pupils from lower socio-economic backgrounds are selling themselves short in their CAO applications, according to new research

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Percentage average to third level 2021

Percentage average to third level 2021

Percentage average to third level 2021

High-achieving students from disadvantaged backgrounds under-estimate their chances of getting into the most hotly contested CAO courses.

It can leave them missing out on their fair share of places on high-status programmes that generally lead to the best-paid jobs.


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