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Government ‘must seize control of flawed admissions system’

Think tank urges radical overhaul to combat unconditional offers and improve social mobility

The government should strip universities of their control over the admissions system because the current approach suits institutional interests rather than students, a think tank has said.

In a report published on 18 June, EDSK says it has identified a number of “flaws” in the admissions process—including the unreliable use of predicted grades in offer-making when “only 21 per cent of applicants met or exceeded their predicted grades last year”.

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