14 Aug 2019

Labour plan to scrap ‘unfair’ university admissions system


Tomorrow is A-level results day in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and Labour say they want to scrap the current university admissions system in England which offers places based on predicted exam grades, saying it penalises students from poorer families.

Shadow Education secretary Angela Rayner made the announcement on a visit to Ursuline High School in Wimbledon.

She wants students to be able to apply for courses once they’ve got their A-level results instead.