Scots are a brainy lot

June 22, 2007

Young Scots are more likely to reach university than their English counterparts, a study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council revealed this week. The project, led by Linda Croxford and David Raffe of Edinburgh University, found that while the number of pupils staying on at school has been rising across the UK over the past 20 years, the number of Scots going on to higher education has been consistently higher than south of the border.

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