“I thought about applying to Durham. But they say that they will discriminate against private school applicants…”
*Grumpy Teacher raises his eyebrows*
“…yes, they do. It’s harder to get an offer because they give your GCSEs a lower weighting. And I just think that’s not on, and I don’t want to go to a university which will discriminate against me like that.”
The boy with whom I recently had this conversation has a private tutor as well as attending an independent school.
He also has extra time in examinations, plus rest breaks; he has a scribe to write his answers for him; and he sits those exams in a separate room, all by himself.