The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) has welcomed the UCAS Admission Process Review Consultation published today (31 October 2011).
Russell Hobby, general secretary of the NAHT, said: “It is absolutely the right time to look at how students are selected for university – the landscape has changed significantly and we need a fairer, more transparent system.
“Increased tuition fees and education cuts have raised the stakes of university admissions by a considerable margin – it is no longer appropriate for decisions to be made on predictions alone. It is very likely to be fairer to base decisions on actual results.
“That said, the size and significance of the task must not be underestimated. While we must not shy away from radical proposals, it is vital that changes have the support of all sectors if they are to deliver the improvements that students deserve. The pressure for speed should be put on administration and processing, not on learning time at either school or university.”
Page Published: 31/10/2011