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Dan Taubman, further education policy officer at UCU, said that with between 150,000 and 200,000 students with A-levels set to fail to get a university place, some would turn to apprenticeships and qualifications such as BTec and HNDs, or seek to do resits or more A-levels. They would be eagerly taken on by sixth forms and colleges keen to boost their performance indicators, he predicted, reducing the number of places available to those getting GCSE results.
GCSE results: university crisis to hit school students, union warns | Education | The Guardian
Here in China, the national university test is held yearly and the subjects, in general, are all the same. I assume that there's a more flexable system in the Uk, in which one only needs certain number of points and is allowed to choose whatever subjects they may want to sit, as long as certain requiremets are met. If so, the difference here is merely a matter of whether these students do the same subject or not. Am I right in saying so?