Schoolchildren should ignore the “dreadful snobbery” that puts pressure on them to push for places at elite universities, the Government higher education access watchdog has warned. Pupils should be encouraged to pursue the “most appropriate route” into the workplace, including taking up vocational courses and apprenticeships, said Professor Les Ebdon. In an interview, he warned that the Government’s decision to publish information about what pupils do after leaving school risks putting “undue pressure” on teenagers to select unsuitable courses. The Daily Telegraph Times Higher Education The Guardian The Times