No matter what A-levels you get, your parents’ wealth will still determine your future

Head girls Georgia Durham, Lauren Cook and Jazz Anderson receive their A-level results at Putney High School

Private school pupils earn more than their peers even when they get the same grades. If we really care about social mobility, education alone is not enough

Head girls Georgia Durham, Lauren Cook and Jazz Anderson receive their A-level results at Putney High School For most families the stakes are high. A good university, a respectable degree, and a stable job are tantalisingly close. Understandably, it is a nerve-jangling time.

But as important as these results are, they are not as important as many would like to believe. In fact, a wealth of evidence shows there is another significant […]