Universities are expected to offer extra
places to students with AAB A-level
Universities Minister David Willets has said that 85,000 places
would go to students with AAB A-level grades. This is around one in
four entrants who are more likely to achieve their first choice. He
also commented that the higher education bill that was set to
introduce a raft of reforms is now unlikely.
Mr Willets did say that the white paper which
was submitted last summer, yet many changes, such as promoting more
of a market for university places is already going ahead and
removing the limit on places for applicants who attain AAB grades
This has meant that there are 20,000 more
places than was previously expected available to top grade A-level
students. The impact of the reforms is predicted to have an adverse
affect on student attitudes, as they scrutinise the teaching and
There has been a lot of debate surrounding
overseas students; with the new visa arrangements students could be
given the impression that UK universities aren’t available.
Therefore there is a need for larger scale arrangements between the
UK and Higher Education institutions abroad.
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