21 June 2021
Bridgen questions Government on post-qualification admissions in higher education

Andrew Bridgen questions the Secretary of State for Education about progress on changing A-levels to enable students to apply for higher education with known grades rather than predicted grades.

Andrew Bridgen (North West Leicestershire) (Con)

Could the Secretary of State update the House on progress on changing A-levels to enable students to apply with known grades rather than predicted grades? (901561)

Gavin Williamson (Secretary of State for Education)

I thank my hon. Friend for that question. The consultation closed on 13 May and we are looking at the response very closely. We really want to bring post-qualification admissions forward as rapidly as possible. We would like to do so without legislation and in co-operation with the sector, but if we are not able to have that co-operation, we will drive this forward. All the evidence, from the Sutton Trust and from so many others, is clear that PQA helps children from the most disadvantaged families more than any others. That is why we will make it happen.

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