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Private pupils land top places.

PRIVATE school students were more likely to win places at top universities this year, according to figures published today.

In 2006, 62.5% of independent school applicants to the Russell Group of leading research universities were successful.

This year, the figure rose to 65.6%, the Independent Schools Council (ISC) said.

On average last year, just 13% of all applications to the Russell Group were successful.

The ISC's survey found private pupils studying subjects such as maths, physics and biology were in particularly high demand.

More than 80% of applicants from ISC schools in these subjects won places at Russell Group institutions.
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Nov 27, 2007
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