The proportion of young people successfully applying to higher education is higher from academies than from any other form of post-16 education. Tes reports.
Ucas data for the past decade, analysed exclusively by Tes, shows that of the 91,485 18 and 19 year-olds from academies who applied to higher education through Ucas for the first time by the 30 June deadline in 2018, 87.81 per cent were successful – more than from any other type of institution.
They were followed by students from sixth-form colleges, from which 87.61 per cent of the 66,080 applicants were successful. Both achieved a higher success rate than students from independent schools: 87.14 per cent of these 34,630 applications resulted in an acceptance.
Read more stats, comments and analysis in the full article Academies beat private schools in uni applications
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