Ministers ‘moving forward’ with English university entry bar
From Times Higher Education: Following the speech, St George’s, University of London principal Jenny Higham asked Mr Williamson whether there would be any move to limit the number of students accessing degrees ‘’I don’t think degrees are just the sole and only option,’ replied the education secretary. ‘You’ll be aware that we are moving forwards in terms of doing a full consultation on minimum entry requirements,’ he added. ‘I think this is the right thing to do, because it’s hard to justify when you’re in a situation where an 18-year-old doesn’t have a level 2 [GCSE level] qualification in terms of good pass in English and maths that they can still progress onto a level 6 [degree level] qualification.’ ”
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