SO, having interviewed executive head, Chris Tomlinson regarding the lamentable number of Thurrock students going on to university, our cameras were invited to drop into a number of classes and discuss whether the students wanted to go to university or not.
Critics may think it all looks a bit set up but we assure you that it is not. And to be fair, you will see that one of the brightest pupils, who we thought was a cert to say Oxbridge, doesn’t want to go to university at all.
But the majority do and they will not settle for second best. One student even name checks the Russell Group, the set of universities that include Edinburgh, Durham, York, Exeter, LSE and many more that will look for A’s in their A levels.