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Stephen
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Should entry standards to Further/Higher education across the UK be consistent, or dependant on the
venue itself?
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Stephen <[email protected]> wrote in message
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[q1]> Should entry standards to Further/Higher education across the UK be consistent, or dependant on[/q1]
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Chicken and egg question. Entry standards are partly a rationing device and partly create the ethos.
Many of the "best" institutions started by setting high standards which made them popular, they were
then able to restrict entry based on academic standards which then made it easier to achieve high
standards.
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David Lane
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I make admissions offer for a business degree at a university. Currently we're all awaiting the
outcome of the new UCAS points system.

I agree that a consistent offer would be sensible. However, there are a number of universities -
Durham, Nottingham, Warwick and others who would be massively over-subscribed. Also, a large number
(maybe Luton, Derby, Lincoln etc. who would undershoot).

Good idea - but it will never occur. If I have the entry grades and a choice of Durham or the
University of Central Lancashire guess where I'd go!

Regards

David

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Zartasha
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Entry standards should be consistant. If too many people want to go to many people want to go to one place only then entry standards should be made higher. I've applied to a college and I don't know whether I got in as yet.I hope I did but I am not sure.
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