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UCAS: more universities accepting lower grades

19 December 2013 Last updated at 15:03 GMT

Leading universities are accepting more students with lower grades, a UCAS report suggests.

The admissions body found that 70% more school leavers received places without getting an A and two Bs than in 2011.

UCAS chief executive Mary Curnock Cook told BBC Radio 5 live's Morning Reports: "There's more competition between institutions."

"That means that people are getting more offers and are more likely to get into their first choice of institution."

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