The only research to our knowledge which speaks to the question of whether or not comprehensive schools
compare unfavourably to selective schools with regard to social mobility in the UK was published recently in the British Journal of Sociology (Boliver and Swift, 2011).
Almost twice as many private and grammar school pupils (38 per cent and 37 per cent respectively) took maths A-level compared with their comprehensive school
peers (21 per cent).
Ms Truss, MP for South West Norfolk, said the figures show that comprehensive school
pupils are seeing their chances of attending elite universities "cut off before they have even filled in their application forms".
Mr Morris, from Bishop Gore Comprehensive School
in Swansea, argued that standards of education and discipline fell sharply after comprehensive schools
He said: "I am full of admiration for my colleagues in comprehensive schools
but one of the biggest variables in education is peer pressure and there are huge advantages for able people from all backgrounds to be alongside other people who want to work, want to achieve and are interested in the subjects they are studying.
were considered just right for our children, but not quite good enough for his own.
In addition to Michelle, the council has two other 5x60 officers - Ben Williams and Sam Moore-who work in Barry Comprehensive, St Richard Gwyn RC High, Stanwell and St Cyres Comprehensive Schools
, while the Vale's remaining secondary schools, Ysgol Bro Morgannwg and Llantwit Major Comprehensive School
, will soon be enjoying the scheme when a new officer is appointed later this month.
Many comprehensive schools
are adding value between the ages of 14 and 16.
The class sizes are a lot smaller here than they are at a comprehensive schools
so there is more emphasis on one-to-one teaching.
Results from the 800-pupil Tarporley and 1,600-pupil Alsager comprehensive schools
, both in Cheshire, will show only a dozen of the 164 remaining grammar schools have done better in A-levels.
Now, we have the situation where the more academically gifted teachers have migrated to the more prestigious comprehensive schools
(so their less academically gifted pupils dip out), whereas the technically gifted teachers are out of their depth trying to teach academic subjects to an A-level standard (they themselves never achieved) to all ranges of pupils in comprehensive schools
in less salubrious areas (so both sets of pupils dip out).
There are only three other comprehensive schools
in the local area and the intentions are to send the St Ilan's pupils to them, but these schools are going to reach capacity at some time, and are the people proposing these plans thinking long term?