Swansea University Statement on Changes to Qualifications in Schools and College
The University has carefully considered the information available so far on qualification reform and on changes to A and AS levels, among other qualifications. We recognise that changes to GCSE’s, AS and A levels in England, alongside different qualifications frameworks in Wales and Northern Ireland, present challenges for schools, colleges and Higher Education providers over the coming years.
We anticipate variation in the ways different English schools and colleges plan for the changes and different patterns of study across Years 12 and 13. We similarly acknowledge that while English students will be assessed on a linear basis, pupils in Wales and Northern Ireland will retain access to modular AS and A-level provision.
Experience tells us that applicants increasingly present a portfolio of qualifications; we will always strive to consider each application on an individual basis and to tailor our offers accordingly.
With this in mind the following additional admissions guidance may be helpful:
All students: When considering applicants’ qualifications, we will take into account the context in which they have been studying and the educational opportunities that have been available to them. We receive some of this information directly from UCAS, but it will help us if schools and colleges can include any additional relevant information in the reference.