04 Aug 2016
MillionPlus, the Association for Modern Universities, has today commented on the UCAS ‘Factors associated with predicted and achieved A level attainment’ report.
Pam Tatlow, Chief Executive of MillionPlus, said:
“The deregulation of student numbers in England and the reduction in direct investment in teaching have affected the admissions strategies of some universities and the number of unconditional offers to students has increased. This analysis confirms that there is a correlation between unconditional offers and students not performing as well as predicted at A-level.
“There are also links between students not achieving their predicted grades and other factors such as household income and ethnicity. Modern universities have always ensured that their recruitment strategies take into account a broad range of factors in addition to exam attainment and these universities are crucial to delivering the Prime Minister’s ambitions for social mobility.
“As A-level results day approaches, students need to know that there will be universities which will offer supportive learning environments to help them achieve their ambitions in spite of the fact that they may not have achieved the A-level results that had been predicted."
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