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Widening participation post-16: who participates? A case study of the Aim for Oxford programme

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Widening participation programmes at highly selective universities select their participants according to a variety of individual, area-level, and school-based indicators. Academic selection criteria also play a key role in selection at high tariff institutions, especially in post- 16 widening participation work. When contextual indicators are used ineffectively, there is a significant chance that only the most advantaged of ‘disadvantaged’ young people will have the opportunity to participat...

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University of Oxford
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SSD
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Education
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St Hugh's College
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ESRC Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) Studentship
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Masters
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University of Oxford

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