A-level results: Record number of poorer pupils bound for university - News Summed Up

A-level results: Record number of poorer pupils bound for university


Helen Lee and Sophia-Ellis Shipp congratulate each other at Peter Symonds College in Winchester. 30 per cent of all 18 year olds have been accepted into university this yearRecord numbers of poor school-leavers are heading to university despite some losing out on top grades, figures have shown. More than 210,000 teenagers have been accepted onto university courses — a record number for A-level results day, even though the number of 18-year-olds has fallen and results have been volatile. There were fears that students would shun universities, which will still charge £9,250 a year in tuition fees but offer a very different experience, with minimal face-to-face teaching and restrictions on undergraduates’ social lives. Ministers are banking on


Source: The Times August 13, 2020 08:35 UTC



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