Students should apply for university after A-level results, says Labour

Giving students university places based on predicted grades is “deeply unfair”, with some of the most “disadvantaged” students missing out on higher education, shadow education secretary Angela Rayner said. iNews reports.

It has pledged to scrap university offers based on predicted grades and implement a new “fairer” system of post-qualification admissions (PQA).

Sir Peter Lampl, founder and chairman of the Sutton Trust, said: “The current system is based on students’ predicted grades which are wrong most of the time. Our research has found that high-attaining disadvantaged students are more likely to have their grades under-predicted than their better-off peers.”

Research by the charity has found that the grades of the 1,000 best-performing students from disadvantaged backgrounds are under-predicted every year.

UCAS say it ‘would cause major upheaval to both school and university calendars’. Read the full article Students should apply for university after A-level results, says Labour 
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