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English universities risk breaking law over offer withdrawals, say ministers
Regulators push universities to remove oversubscription loopholes after surge in higher A-level grades

Richard Adams Education editor

29, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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‘Big squeeze’: UK university applicants facing stiffest competition in years
Deferrals and grade inflation in 2021 means fewer offers and tighter criteria for this year’s sixth-formers

Anna Fazackerley

09, Oct, 2021 @7:45 AM

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Exam system in England needs an overhaul, says schools leader
New head of the Girls’ School Association wants to lower the mental burdens placed on teenagers

Richard Adams Education editor

06, Sep, 2021 @5:01 AM

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This year's A-level results will only exacerbate existing inequality | Zoe Williams
Parents investing in private education will feel pretty satisfied with the grades – but not those who can’t afford to, says Guardian columnist Zoe Williams

Zoe Williams

11, Aug, 2021 @4:49 PM

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‘You didn’t have much support’: A-level students share their experiences
As sixth formers digest their exam results, five students speak about the challenges of studying in a pandemic

David Batty and Jedidajah Otte

10, Aug, 2021 @6:49 PM

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Medical schools in England offering new students £10,000 to study elsewhere
Some schools offer compensation after hundreds more students than expected met grade expectations

Rachel Hall

10, Aug, 2021 @1:16 PM

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A-level results: almost 150,000 students in scramble for university places
Most popular institutions expected to have fewer remaining vacancies when clearing begins on Tuesday

Rachel Hall and Richard Adams

10, Aug, 2021 @7:32 AM

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Universities report record A-level grade acceleration in England and Wales
Up to half of applicants awarded two As, limiting places available for those who miss out on first choice

Richard Adams Education editor

06, Aug, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Grade inflation forces ministers to pay for extra medical school places
More students could join medical and dentistry courses in England after exams cancelled

Rachel Hall and Richard Adams

05, Aug, 2021 @6:28 PM

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A-level results: top universities expected to stick rigidly to offer grades
Tough competition for sixth-formers as universities try to avoid overcrowding – and next year may be no better

Anna Fazackerley

31, Jul, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Record numbers of UK students to get first choice of university
Ucas says it does not expect ‘tsunami of appeals’ over teacher-assessed grades despite rise in applications

Richard Adams Education editor

30, Jul, 2021 @3:06 PM

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Exeter University offers medical students £10,000 to defer
Russell Group university also offers year’s free accommodation as incentive amid surge in applications

Sally Weale Education correspondent

22, Jul, 2021 @3:13 PM

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