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Ditching predicted grades ‘could do more harm than good’

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Senior higher education figures debate merits of a post-qualification admissions system

Removing predicted grades from the admissions system would not help disadvantaged students, authors have argued in a collection of essays exploring ways to create a fairer admissions system.

In a report by the Higher Education Policy Institute think tank published on 18 March, in which higher education experts debate ways to make the university admissions system fairer, Mark Corver, founder of the analytics firm DataHE, wrote that the “belief that predicted grades harm equality is not supported by the data”.

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