IB Schools and Colleges Association

Students with BTECs do worse at university – here’s how we close the gap

BTECs have been lauded for widening access to university, but once students get there they receive worse outcomes

Every so often a new study tells us privately-schooled pupils perform worse at university than their state-schooled peers, or that there are huge gaps in attainment across measures of disadvantage, gender and ethnicity. Perhaps the most significant gulf, however, lies between students who arrive holding A-levels and those who have graduated with BTECs… Click here to read further…