Applications will only be open from Monday, April 16 to Monday, April 23.
What do South Africa’s poor education outcomes mean for me?
As an Oxford graduate educated in a comprehensive school, I am dismayed at the idea of abandoning the selection criteria at Oxford and Cambridge universities. Academic standards would deteriorate and academically minded students would be denied the chance to aspire.
The two traditional reasons for the destruction of the academic job market are attributed to the marketisation of education and to the government cuts in the Humanities and in the Social Sciences. Although these are the causes of the crisis, the structural damage is done by the reaction of the departments to the new status quo.
University applications have finally seen their first rise since tuition fees were hiked, which is great news. We are to be encouraged, too, by the one per cent rise this year in applications from 18-year-olds living in the poorest areas of the country. But it is not enough.
I went to Oxford from a state school, arguably a very nice sixth form college in Surrey, but one that didn't have a strong record of sending students to Oxford or Cambridge. Was I dissuaded from applying? Not really. Was I encouraged? Not particularly. Did this make applying hard work? Absolutely.
Yesterday, a presumably slow day at the BBC saw an article published on their website about somebody rejected from Oxford 'getting back' at the university.
Students were rioting in the streets over rises in undergraduate fees in England and yet under the radar, fees for Master's and other postgraduate taught courses have been rising significantly.
PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Students could apply to university after receiving their A-level results under proposals for a major
A move to a system in which students apply to university once they have their A-level grades, or equivalent, is thought to
A teachers' union has slammed the government’s revision draft admissions code, which is attempting to set out new regulations
This Thursday, the agonising wait for hundreds of thousands of students across the country will be over. No, I'm not talking about the return of Celebrity Big Brother, but the farce of A-level results day.