Critics, however, contend that athletes are claiming places that would otherwise go to more academically able students.
Will is bright and focused; he is academically able, and eager to get into a good university.
The Guide also stated that "You need to be creative, academically able and hard-working, as everything moves fast here."
In the former case, this means students complete the A-level in one year, which is possible for more academically able students.
Why should poor academically able children be obliged to spend their time at university with a load of thick rich kids?
In my experience the ones who lose out are the academically able boys.
Second- and third-tier schools began to offer merit scholarships to attract academically able students.
A Higher Project Qualification is offered to academically able students at the end of year 10.
An Extended Project Qualification is also offered to academically able students in year 13.
For those who believe that academically able students can use even more stimulation, chess offers ample challenges.