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An attack on social mobility: the English government’s plans to restrict access to student loans

The Department for Education (DfE) recently set out potential plans to restrict access to government student loans in England for students who lack English and Maths GCSEs, or two A-levels at grade E. These plans are part of a response to the Augar review of post-18 education; a landmark review conducted by finance expert Philip […]

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Scrapping predictive grades and unconditional offers is a step in the right direction

Unlike most university application processes found around the world, the current application process in parts of the UK requires students to apply for university places using only their predicted grades as evidence for their academic ability. Offers are then made based upon these predicted grades. According to research, only one in six A-level grades is […]