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Higher Education Funding Council (HEFCE) data places Birmingham in the 12 elite institutions in England. The University is one of the best performing institutions which share more than half of students with the highest A-level grades.

The data, which is available on the HEFCE website, gives the number and proportion of top students admitted to each university in 2009/10. These data demonstrate that the highest number of AAB students attend Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Durham, Exeter, Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham, Oxford, Sheffield, Southampton and Warwick; forming an elite English ‘Ivy League’.

Learn more by reading the Daily Telegraph article.