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Third of university students get ‘unconditional’ offers

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Third of university students get ‘unconditional’ offers

A third of university applicants got unconditional offers last year, meaning they did not have to pass their A levels.

Research by UCAS suggests some universities are using unconditional offers to recruit extra students during the application process.  It says some universities are even thinking of dropping A Level grade requirements completely, in an effort to get students to make the institutions their first choice.

England’s Education Secretary Damian Hinds told the Daily Telegraph the news was “disturbing” and continuing with the systematic use of unconditional offers, “is not in the interest of students and they should not be used just to get people through the door.”

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