DfE job includes dealing with higher education access bar

From Times higher Education: “The Westminster government wants a new student finance director to deal with “minimum entry requirements” for higher education, indicating that it is proceeding with such a plan amid suggestions that it could set an admissions bar using GCSEs rather than A levels…The idea of reducing the number of students going to English universities by restricting access to higher education student loans appeals to a government whose ministers have criticized university expansion and which wants to cut the amount of money it spends on the student loans system.”

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