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Universities urged to allow for Covid impact on poorer students’ A-levels

Pandemic has compounded working-class applicants’ disadvantages as teachers fear growing attainment gap, charity finds

Universities are being urged to give disadvantaged students who narrowly miss their required A-level grades “additional consideration” after research laid bare the disruptive impact of Covid in the run-up to exams.

One in five A-level students (21%) who applied to university missed more than 20 days of school this year due to Covid disruption, while a third have missed 11 days or more, according to research by the Sutton Trust educational charity.

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