Dunce upon a time...

January 12, 1996

(Photograph) - Dunce upon a time... Before comprehensives, children were divided by the 11-plus exam, with the "brighter" ones going to grammar schools from which they could continue to university and beyond, while the less able were consigned to secondary moderns with severely limited opportunities for the future. Selection is now creeping back - but on different grounds this time round.

You've reached your article limit.

Register to continue

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments
Register

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments