The culture that is England, affirmative action edition
Oxford University has launched a summer school aimed at white British boys, in an effort to increase its intake of working class students.
It is the first time the university has ever specifically targeted this demographic, which is one of the most underrepresented groups in higher education.
Under a new partnership with the Sutton Trust, a social mobility charity, male students from rural and coastal communities will be recruited for summer schools hosted at Oxford University.
…Research by the Sutton Trust charity shows that white British boys who are eligible for free school meals – a key measure of poverty – achieve the lowest GCSE grades of any major ethnic group, with only a quarter (24%) gaining at least five C grades including English and maths.
This compares to around a third (32%) of white British girls on free school meals who achieve this benchmark, making them the lowest performing major female ethnic group.
Here is further information, via the excellent Jeff H.