George Monbiot recommends:
There is a short and simple solution, first proposed 11 years ago by the journalist Peter Wilby. Oxford and Cambridge, he suggested, should offer places to the top one or two pupils from every school, regardless of grades. The next-best universities would offer places to the pupils who come third and fourth, and so on downwards. There would be some adjustment for the size of the school, but the brutal logic holds.
Something like this has actually been done over in the US hasn\’t it? One of the State university systems guarantees a place to anyone who comes in the top 10% of their high school graduating class?
So, our first task would be to go and look at what has actually happened rather than rushing off to implement an idea some columnist pulled out of his arse to make a column.
I\’d also note that you\’d find an awful lot of the children of those upper middle classes would be going to two pupil schools….but that\’s another matter.