Students are increasingly failing exams after inflated pandemic A-level grades helped them win a place at university, a vice-chancellor has warned.
Universities found themselves scrambling to find enough places for students in 2021 after record grade inflation caused by teacher-assessed results meant that more students than expected met their offer conditions.
However, some of those students are now dropping out because they are failing exams or failing to submit work, it has been suggested.
This is also an oft used critique of diversity standards on UI entrance. By offering lower grades to the more diverse student we end up doing them no favours for exactly the reason above.
We can even work out what the cause is. We could think of entrance standards – whatever they are – as being something used to select between those who are worthy of getting in. Everyone is worthy of a uni degree, so we’re just deciding which sorta thing.
Or, we might think that the entrance standards are to decide who is worth of the uni degree. Who is capable of doing it.
Guess where the prices for all, tabula rasa, left tends to be on this choice?