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Concerns raised over Wales' university admission grades

Concerns have been raised that students are getting into universities in Wales with lower grades than elsewhere in the UK, and the gap appears to be widening.

Figures show a recent stagnation in the average A-level "score" students need to get to study for a degree in Wales over the last two years.

The Conservatives said it showed Wales was falling further behind the UK, and the student fees subsidy must end.

The Welsh government said it was working with universities to encourage high-calibre students to stay in Wales.

BBC Wales' education correspondent Arwyn Jones reports.

  • 08 Sep 2014
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