Grade inflation forces ministers to pay for extra medical school places

More students could join medical and dentistry courses in England after exams cancelled

The government has been forced to fund hundreds of extra places on medical and dental courses at universities in England, as rampant grade inflation unleashed by cancelling exams has meant unexpectedly high numbers of students qualified.

The Department for Education (DfE) announced that the extra places at medical and dental schools would be added because of the huge increase in applications and universities reporting applicants with historically high levels of A-level grades.

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