British Council Wants to End “Unfair Advantage” of Tutored Children

Kerry Mcdermott
December 1, 2012

Education chiefs say the growing trend of parents hiring private tutors to coach their children through the 11-plus is giving an unfair advantage to middle-class pupils.

Kent County Council wants to introduce a new ‘tutor-proof’ version of the exam designed to stop the children of more affluent parents dominating the intake at the county’s top selective schools.

The authority conducted a review amid concerns the exam was too ‘coachable’, meaning clever children from working-class families were being squeezed out.

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