Universities: Admissions

Department for Education written question – answered on 9th January 2019.

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Photo of Royston Smith Royston Smith Conservative, Southampton, Itchen

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department holds on the number of students who have been granted a university place after obtaining three D grades or lower at A-level in each of the last three years.

Photo of Royston Smith Royston Smith Conservative, Southampton, Itchen

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department holds on the proportion of students granted a place at (a) Russell Group, (b) University Alliance, (c) Million Plus and (d) Guild HE universities having obtained three D grades or lower at A-level in each of the last three years.

Photo of Chris Skidmore Chris Skidmore Vice-Chair, Conservative Party, Minister of State (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Universities and Science) (Joint with the Department for Education)

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) publish data on the number of English 18 year-olds accepted into full-time higher education (HE) by A level points score.

The table below shows the number of 18 year-olds in England who held at least three A levels and were accepted into HE with A level points equivalent to DDD or below:

Year

2016

2017

2018

Acceptances

6,605

7,095

7,505

These figures are not published at an institution level.

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