"Very bright" schoolgirl, 14, who "hated being a teenager" and was anxious over exams hanged herself in her bedroom

'Very bright' schoolgirl, 14, who 'hated being a teenager' and was anxious over exams hanged herself in her bedroomCourtney Gwynn was an 'anxious' but bright girl, terrified of poor gradesIn the days before her death, she had Googled the phrase 'failing at school' Sister tells inquest, in Cornwall, he was concerned 'about the state of the world' and 'hated being a teenager in this decade' She was also worried about spending the 'rest of her life in debt'Mother says she was 'bright and creative' but compared herself to othersMother: 'I absolutely did not see this coming – we are in shock' | UPDATED: 18:24 GMT, 14 December 2012 Tragic: Courtney Gwynn, who wanted to become an actress, was an 'anxious' but bright girl who was terrified she would get poor grades A tormented 14-year-old schoolgirl, who 'hated being a teenager' killed herself because she was scared of failing at school, an inquest heard today.

Top university rails at social engineering "dishonesty"

Top university admits it struggles to admit disadvantaged students without resorting to social engineering University said it struggled to admit more deprived students because few make the gradeInstitution – where Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met – said time to 'stop demonising higher education for poor progression rates’. | UPDATED: 02:05 GMT, 27 November 2012 A leading university has admitted it is struggling to admit more disadvantaged students without resorting to ‘utterly dishonest’ social engineering.