The question it has chosen to answer is a curious one – how many students who have seen their grades increase as a result of the UK-wide move to Centre Assessed Grades (CAG) have secured a place in their firm or insurance provider, or provider of the same or greater tariff band as their firm provider.
|Applicant country of domicile||Qualification type where grade increased||Main scheme applicants||Main scheme applicants placed at firm provider, insurance provider, or provider of the same or greater tariff band as firm provider||%|
|England||Alevel + BTEC||2540||2340||92%|
|Northern Ireland||Alevel + BTEC||60||50||83%|
|Scotland||Alevel + SQA||10||10|
|Wales||Alevel + BTEC||20||20|
I say the question is curious because we know that concerns have been about missing out on specific courses rather than providers.
What the data appears to show is a satisfaction that applicants have achieved a place at the kind of provider the initially chose – with the assumption that tariff bands are a good proxy for this at an institutional level. I would argue that they are not – high tariff courses can and do exist in low tariff providers, casting serious doubt on the notion of a high or low tariff university.
We should also be aware that this is JCQ+22, so correct as of last Friday.
Here’s the press release.