Friday, September 15, 2006

scrapping entrance qualifications?

An article in this week's Times Higher describes the conclusions in a new report on widening access initiatives in England. The report's author essentially says that the only way to have a really significant effect on access to higher education is to do away with entrance qualifications, since these effectively act as a proxy for class and wealth. A minimum threshold level of achievement would be the only criterion for entry. Discuss...!

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