Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

From the Archive - 17.06.1977: News

Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

From the Archive - 17.06.1977: News

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It's toff at the top ...

The girl from an independent school who told her careers teacher she was going to become a lady of leisure will find, if she has the time or energy to look, that her choice of profession has been documented and recorded for posterity.

The boy who became a male model and the others who decided to be philosophers, political scientists, saddlers or organ tuners are also noted in this year's report from the Independent Schools Careers Organisation.

The proportion of professional sportsmen (cricketers, golf pros, tennis and squash coaches, jockeys and horse trainers) remains the same as last year, but there is a decline in the number of those who opted for the crafts.

Even so, one became a welder, several are now carpenters and cabinet makers and one is a gunsmith.

The vast majority of those leaving independent schools last year chose to continue their education in universities or colleges. Just over 80 per cent of the girls and nearly 74 per cent of the boys went on to take a degree or other full-time course. …

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