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I went to a Comprehensive with around a 50%
5 A*-C average, D average at A-Level and is marked below average for that.

I surpassed the results of my Comprehensive, but I can’t help but wonder what I could have attained if I had been given privatised education, with compulsory contact hours every day, required homework every other etc.

Is going to Oxbridge from Eton even a feat with that as an expectation?
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I went to a Comprehensive with around a 50%
5 A*-C average, D average at A-Level and is marked below average for that.

I surpassed the results of my Comprehensive, but I can’t help but wonder what I could have attained if I had been given privatised education, with compulsory contact hours every day, required homework every other etc.

Is going to Oxbridge from Eton even a feat with that as an expectation?
Eton had a 44% offer rate for Cambridge in 2018 (54 applicants, 24 offers).

The average for all Comprehensives was 26%

So yes on the face of it Etonians have an advantage, but if you do well at a Comp (and many do) you can certainly have a realistic shot at Oxbridge or similar.

They do take your academic context into account.
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Eton had a 44% offer rate for Cambridge in 2018 (54 applicants, 24 offers).

The average for all Comprehensives was 26%

So yes on the face of it Etonians have an advantage, but if you do well at a Comp (and many do) you can certainly have a realistic shot at Oxbridge or similar.

They do take your academic context into account.
Do they though? Or is it down to the expectations that Etonians will all apply to Oxbridge?

There is a comp school in London that famously puts a huge number of kids through Oxbridge but at a cost.

A former Eton head conceeded that his kids were not very resilient because they only ever experience success.

In many ways comprehensive education does prepare kids forvthe real world very well. Just not necessarily in an academic sense.
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