Leeway for universities on appealed grades

11 August 2020

Universities Minister Michelle Donelan MP wrote a letter urging universities to be flexible in their admissions processes, after Thursday's forthcoming A-Level results. As part of this, the Government confirmed it would exempt certain students who successfully appeal their grades and therefore meet the conditions of a university offer from the student number controls it had introduced in June.

Dr Hollie Chandler, Head of Policy (Higher Education) at the Russell Group, said:

“Our universities recognise the significant disruption that students have faced this year and intend to adopt a flexible approach to admissions, within the limits of the student number controls introduced by the Government.

“We therefore welcome today’s announcement – that students who successfully go through the appeals process will not be counted within this cap. Affected students should contact their universities for further information once they receive their grades.”

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