Qualifications in the UK are currently undergoing significant reform, with a range of academic and vocational qualifications offered in schools and colleges being reviewed, along with apprenticeship frameworks.
Reforms to GCSEs and A levels will result in structurally different qualifications with the same name in different parts of the UK. In the next few years it is likely, therefore, that significant numbers of students will be applying to Higher Education with new qualifications and new combinations of qualifications. However, universities and colleges are already reviewing their entry requirements and offer-making approaches to ensure applicants are not disadvantaged.
Read through the documentation below, provided by UCAS, for more information:
- UCAS Guide to Qualification Reform
- Qualification Reform Timeline
- Department for Education – A Level Reform, The Essentials
- OCR AS and A Level Co-Teaching Guide
- OFQUAL New GCSE Grading Structure
With teachers now implementing the new qualification structure within schools, UCAS and universities across the UK are now providing vital information on what this means with regards to entry requirements for prospective students.
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