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Entry requirements and offer-making
SPA has a range of resources covering the selection of students based on their academic qualifications. This encompasses pre-HE qualifications and entry requirements, offer-making, confirmation of results and Clearing.
Clear, accurate and readily accessible information on entry requirements benefits applicants in making informed choices, providing realistic expectation of the conditions they would need to meet should they receive an offer. SPA's good practice on entry requirements includes the distinction between entry requirements, typical/standard offers and actual offers made, and considerations for reviewing and communicating entry requirements. It incorporates recommendations from our National Expert Think Tank (NETT) on curriculum and qualification reforms and our good practice on admissions policies.
Entry requirements should not be reviewed in isolation, but in terms of their relationship to offers and offer-making strategy. SPA continues to work with HE providers and UCAS to help ensure that high standards of transparency and consistency are maintained in entry requirements and offer-making and to encourage good practice.