HC Deb 27 November 1995 vol 267 c438W
Dr. Wright

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what research her Department has(a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the correlation between grades obtained at A-level and performance in higher education degree examinations. [1267]

Mr. Forth

My Department has not commissioned any research on this topic. There have been a number of such studies, usually small scale, and these have tended to show that there is a positive correlation between individuals' A-level score and degree class but this is small. It is for universities to determine the suitability of applicants for degree courses.