The federal government has introduced further funding for drugs and dentistry faculties to permit them to broaden their programs after functions elevated by a fifth.
The cap on the variety of locations on these programs at universities in England will probably be elevated to permit for greater than 9,000 locations for the 2021 scholar consumption, the Division for Training (DfE) has introduced.
It stated there had been a 20% enhance in functions for drugs and dentistry programs this 12 months, and extra college students are anticipated to get the required grades because of an anticipated inflation in A-level outcomes due to the pandemic.
The variety of locations are capped to make sure educating, studying and evaluation requirements are maintained.
Labour accused ministers of being in “panic mode” in making the announcement forward of A-level outcomes subsequent week.
Hundreds will discover out their outcomes subsequent Tuesday, however their grades have been drawn up by their academics after exams have been cancelled for the second 12 months in a row.
It comes after a report stated A-level students were expected to be awarded even more top grades to compensate for the disruption to studying in the course of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Every day Telegraph stated the rise would immediate universities to set their very own entrance examination.
Grades have been calculated based mostly on a variety of proof similar to mock outcomes coursework and in-class assessments.