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Higher grades needed for uni funding

Sat, 04 Dec 2010

Education and Children Minister Eddie Teare MHK
Education and Children Minister Eddie Teare MHK

Manx students hoping to study at university could have to achieve higher grades from next year.

The Department of Education and Children is to ask Tynwald to approve plans to increase the minimum grades from two Ds to two Cs at A level to qualify for funding.

However, the DEC also wants to increase the support for part-time and distance learning coursese by eight hundred pounds.

The Department is also looking at reducing the number of A levels it offers, which is currently 43.

Minister for Education and Children Eddie Teare says some courses have just a few students [play clip]

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