Poorer A-level pupils to get free tuition to help them get to university

A-level pupils from poorer backgrounds will be offered free tuition to help get them into university in an effort to increase diversity.

 

The University of Birmingham is piloting a scheme through an online tutor company to give 100 youngsters 10 hours of teaching for exams they will sit in the summer, the Daily Telegraph reported.

 

The university already runs Access to Birmingham, a programme to help more local children from deprived backgrounds take another step in education.

 

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