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UK universities have been warned over degree class inflation, as new Office for Students (OfS) research suggests "seven in ten students who get less than DDD grades at A-level go on to graduate with top degrees." The Typical Student team learned more on the statistic.
It's Easier To Get A First-Class Degree Now Than Ten Years Ago
69% of students who went to university last year (a total of 3,025 people) after achieving less than DDD, went on to graduate with either a first-class or upper second degree. This is a 7% increase from the previous year and a 73% increase since 2010/11, the report reveals. Turns out, now it's become easier to graduate with a first-class degree compared to seven years ago!
The research analyzed the degrees awarded by 148 universities in England between 2010/11 and 2017/18. Here are the key findings for the past year:
The higher education institutions are risking to be hit with sanctions, which includes fines or even de-registration in case they fail to take action over the issue. The OfS will be imposing fines or even stripping them of their status as a university.
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