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Measuring the Disadvantage Gap in 16-19 Education

The disadvantage gap is found to vary considerably across the country: poorer students are the equivalent of five whole A level grades behind their more affluent peers in some areas of England.

This Education Policy Institute report, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, finds that poorer students in sixth forms and colleges trail their more affluent peers by as many as three A level grades when taking qualifications at this level.

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