No English and maths GCSE, no university student loan, plans say

Education: Secondary / Wed 23rd Feb 2022 at 01:43pm

STUDENTS who lack English and maths GCSEs, or two A-levels at grade E, would not qualify for a student loan in England, under new plans reports the BBC.

Ministers will set out details for new minimum university entry requirements, on Thursday, as part of a shake-up.

There will also be a a consultation on plans to limit the number of university places available in England.

Universities said placing a cap on aspiration was bad for individuals, the economy and society.

The new government plans are part of a response to the Augar review of post-18 education.

The Department for Education (DfE) said there would be a consultation on the proposals, and that it was considering entry grade exemptions for student loan qualification for certain types of students, such as mature ones.

The government’s intention is to restrict entry on to courses which it believes do not offer a good route into graduate jobs. 

And to prevent universities from recruiting students into higher education before they are ready.

Universities have already been told they will have some responsibility for courses leading to good jobs.

Ministers argue the reforms should encourage more young people to consider apprenticeships and other higher qualifications.

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3 Comments for No English and maths GCSE, no university student loan, plans say:

Clare Harrison McCartney
2022-02-23 15:40:28

I went to university in 1999. I went later in life at 25, because I worked in the city as a commuter to save up for uni. I worked all through uni in a restaurant. I came out with 7k student loan and now I owe 14k. It’s absolutely disgusting. Higher education should be free! It is in Scotland.

2022-02-23 19:54:57

It;s not free in Scotland, The English pay for it.

2022-02-24 00:25:27

Ray clearly doesn’t understand Scottish politics

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