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Entrant examinations

Peter Jimack suggests that pandemic-affected applicants could provide evidence to inform the future of admissions

As with life more broadly in 2020, entry into higher education was like nothing experienced in living memory.

With applicants unable to sit their level 3 examinations, we at the University of Leeds—like the rest of higher education—found ourselves in the extraordinary position of revisiting admissions decisions for applicants who, on the basis of algorithmically adjusted centre-assessed A-level grades, had originally missed their offers but who, with the shift to awards based on centre-assessed grades alone, were subsequently found to have met them.

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