Record numbers of state school pupils given Oxford places

According to The Guardian, state school pupils have won nearly 70% of Oxford University’s undergraduate places next year, a record level that represents a remarkable turnaround in the university’s intake over the last five years.

Oxford announced that 69% of the offers it made this week were to British students from state schools or colleges for courses starting in October 2020, of a total of 3,909 sent to British and international applicants.

Last year, the university announced a new foundation year scheme, and committed to boosting the proportion of its undergraduate intake coming from under-represented backgrounds from 15% to 25% by 2023.

Samina Khan, director of undergraduate admissions and outreach at Oxford, said: “We are delighted by the record number of offers to state school students, and to students from under-represented backgrounds. This creates a strong foundation for what we aim to achieve.

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  1. Anonymous

    ‘A strong foundation for what we aim to achieve’

    And what exactly are you aiming to achieve? Is it what you used to achieve? Or have you changed your aims?

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