Benjamin Willis
Otterbein College
This paper presents the findings from a study of the admission arrangements for all secondary schools in England. We sketch the history of selection, answer questions about the scale and extent of selection by attainment or aptitude including an account of partially selective schools, consider the similarity and differences between selection by aptitude and by attainment and analyse some of the issues associated with both kinds of selection.
Keywords school admissions  aptitude  Grammar schools  selection by ability  attainment
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DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8527.2009.00435.x
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