Alan Birks in the excellent Click Newsletter posted the following ‘The UCAS report shows that the proportion of young people entering HE from most regions of the UK continues to increase. Only the East of England, North East, and Yorkshire and Humberside saw small decreases compared to last year. The report also reveals that the number of students being accepted with lower GCE A-Level grades continues to grow, with 80% of applicants accepted in 2018 holding DDD (or equivalent). This pattern of acceptance at lower grades is also reflected in BTEC students, where acceptance rates for PPP applicants increased from 50% in 2017 to 70% in 2018’.
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This IFS report uses the new Longitudinal Educational Outcomes administrative dataset to provide the latest estimates of the impact of Higher Education on individuals’ early-career earnings after accounting for individuals’ pre-university characteristics. This will provide vital evidence for prospective students choosing whether, where and what to study at university.
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