ASCL comment on A-level students still heading to university

03/04/2020
Geoff Barton, General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders comments on the joint UCAS and YouthSight survey
 
Commenting on the joint UCAS and YouthSight survey showing that most undergraduate applicants studying A-levels are continuing with their application as planned, in light of disruption caused by coronavirus, Geoff Barton, General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, said:

“We are pleased to see that most applicants have not changed their mind about wanting to start university or college this autumn, and we would emphasise that there is no need for anybody to alter their plans. The decision to cancel exams will have been extremely unsettling. But we can reassure students that everything possible is being done to ensure they are awarded grades as fairly and consistently as possible through a system of moderated assessment, and that they will be able to progress to the next stage of their education in the normal way. The grade they will be awarded this year will be just as valid as in any other year.”