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Sunday Times reveals A level success puts Warwick in new University ‘Ivy League’

The Sunday Times has revealed that the University of Warwick is ranked in the top of what it calls a new ‘Ivy League’ of UK universities - the universities with the highest proportions of students starting degrees who gain at least AAB at A-level. This follows the government’s recent white paper which said that universities should be free to recruit as many students as they wish with A-level grades of at least AAB.

The Sunday Times said the table came from figures to be released by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (Hefce), and that those figures are expected to show that about 40% of the 56,000 students gaining grades of AAB or higher are already concentrated in nine universities. The story also stated that only those nine universities, which include Warwick, admit more than 60% of students with AAB.

The table, which The Sunday Times described as England’s ‘Ivy League’, went as follows.

London School of Economics
Imperial College London
University College London

The University of Warwick’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Nigel Thrift, said:

“Warwick has been consistently highly ranked for the quality of its research and teaching in every UK national newspaper University league table. This new table is further confirmation that Warwick is considered as part of a UK university ‘Ivy League’ that attracts the very brightest students and staff.”

For further information please contact:

Peter Dunn, Head of Communications
Communications Office, University House,
University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 8UW, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)24 76 523708 Mobile/Cell: +44 (0)7767 655860

PR90 12th July 2011