A-level results: tough subjects 'should carry more Ucas points', says David Willetts

18th August 2011, Comments 1 comment

Students taking traditional A-levels such as maths, science and foreign languages should be given priority in the race for thousands of university places, says the higher education minister David Willetts.

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  • Pam posted:

    on 18th August 2011, 13:13:59 - Reply

    David Willetts needs to think again. To prioritise university places for those with so-called traditional A-levels would simply deny students who have studied subjects of relevance to the modern world, the opportunity to go to university. Why are modern foreign languages more important than studying Chinese as part of a business course or studying technology and design? This is looking to the past rather than the future. It may appeal to traditionalists but it will not help to ensure that Britain has graduates with qualifications and skills fit for the 21st century.