In April 2018, Ucas conducted an independent study into Linacre's impact on students’ university outcomes. This compared the first four groups of 'Reach Higher’ students with other students with similar socio-economic backgrounds and GCSE results.
In access to highly selective universities, Linacre’s impact was found to be “very significantly high” in almost every field where it was measurable.
Key findings can be seen here.The full report is available here.
Notes on the full report:
- The figures for students accepted at university are significantly lower than the real figure. This is because the report was completed after the students in our most recent cohort had won offers but before they took up places. So they are shown as not having attended university, when in fact all 25 expect to come September 2018.
- The Oxbridge offer rate of 38% is lower than the 40% we usually quote because Ucas count the number of applications which are successful, while we count the number of applicants and this makes a small difference, as three students applied twice.
- In some cases, such as the measure of Oxbridge entrants, Ucas were unable to quote an ‘expected’ outcome for an equivalent cohort because this ‘expected’ figure was so small. As such, they could not measure our impact.