18 April 2012
In 2011, UCAS (the organisation responsible for managing applications to higher education courses in the UK) reviewed the qualifications information needs of schools, colleges, higher education institutions, advisers and applicants to higher education. It then proposed the development of a new shared qualifications information service and launched a consultation which closed on 16 April 2012.
As a research-based organisation, we believe that universities should have access to additional information to make better informed offers to candidates. The value assigned to qualifications is the ultimate measure of comparability in the current system and should therefore reflect real differences in a clear and transparent way. However, any new method for comparing particular qualifications must be robust yet understandable to its users.
Cambridge Assessment, our parent organisation, has responded to the UCAS consultation. We have also submitted a response.
Go to the Cambridge Assessment website to read our response to UCAS and watch a short video of Cambridge Assessment Group Chief Executive, Simon Lebus, explaining the Group's response.