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Past few years, my old school, Winchester, has seen a slow decline from around 50%, to around 30%, and then a sudden bump to around 20% a couple of years ago. I’d argue that the first change is organic, based on lots of things (state schools getting better, and cannier, perhaps to do with Gove’s...
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I wouldn’t be a tutor if it weren’t for the exquisitely difficult scholarship exams, set by the best teachers, at the oldest schools, for the brightest 13 year-olds. First of all because I scraped into Winchester College via its Election exams, many years ago. But also because everything else is boring by comparison. The French...
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