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University shake-up 'fairer to poorer students'

Ministers have announced plans for radical reform of the way teenagers apply to university.
Instead of applying on the basis of predicted grades before they take their A-Levels, the proposals would see sixth-formers apply once they know their results.

Higher Education Minister Bill Rammell said the move to applying after A-Levels would be fairer to students from poorer backgrounds, who are most likely to have their grades underestimated by teachers.