Universities reshape admissions process as exams cancelled

Universities in the United Arab Emirates have overhauled their admissions process following the widespread cancellation of secondary school exams, writes Kelly Clarke for The National.

Campuses are now acquiring data on other predictors of academic success, such as mock grades, performance and extracurricular activities.

The cancellation of all Grade 12 CBSE, iGCSEs and A-Level exams in the UAE this summer means pupils will be graded by teachers, based on their coursework and school performance over the past three years. In response, universities have assuaged pupils’ concerns about admissions, reassuring them their criteria have been adapted.
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