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Cultural Capital: 11+ Tests

Sarah Best

12th December 2017

Rather than a news article, I found this interesting question posed to the column ‘Private Lives’ in The Guardian focusing on a reader’s dilemma about whether they should pay for additional tutoring sessions for their grandson.

Aside from linking generally to the Education topic, this query (and subsequent reader responses) could provoke an interesting debate about whether students should receive additional support for tests like the 11+. The article links to issues of social class, social mobility and, in particular cultural capital, where wealthier families are often seen as more likely to be able to support their children at school with additional tutoring than poorer families. 

Sarah Best

Sarah is a passionate full-time Head of Sociology and Psychology and has worked in a variety in schools in the UK, and she is currently working in a British international school. She is keen to develop and boost the profile of both subjects.

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