University admissions overhaul - PQA is not the answer

28 March 2012

We are pleased that UCAS took into account our concerns regarding a move to a post-results system (or PQA, as it is widely known) and has decided against its implementation, as reported in UCAS' Admissions Process Review Findings and Recommendations report published today.

We believe that the benefit deriving from PQA in terms of widening access has not been sufficiently demonstrated to warrant the degree of investment, disruption and risk that would be associated with a move. Widening access remains an important educational goal and other less disruptive methods of delivering it need to be looked into first.

Read our research on the different ways of predicting performance at A level. 

Download UCAS' Admissions Process Review Findings and Recommendations report.