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NAHT support plans to look at reforming the university admissions system

Paul Whiteman, general secretary of school leaders union NAHT, said: “The government is right to want to explore the options for reworking university admissions. Many voices have expressed concerns about the current system where students apply with predicted grades. Our concern is one of fairness and equality of opportunity. Any new system needs to work in favour of learners. There is some evidence that high performing pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds fare worse than their peers under the current system. However, some of the alternatives to the way things are done now could also work against students in this category, so the government will need to listen carefully to the range of views that will be expressed.”


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