Poorer Scots ‘to get into university with lower grades’

Students from Scotland’s poorest backgrounds should be able to get into university with lower grades than their middle-class counterparts under radical proposals unveiled last week, but the move has prompted concerns from universities and opposition parties, writes Scott MacNab for The Scotsman.

The plan is part of a national drive to tackle concerns of elitism among the country’s top academic institutions. A new flagship target has been established of ensuring youngsters from deprived backgrounds make up a fifth of the student population by 2030.

The recommendation is contained in a report entitled A Blueprint for Fairness, published last week by the Commission on Widening Access, which was established by ministers.
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