https://www.tes.com/news/minister-says-letting-pupils-university-three-es-lunacy Letting pupils with three Es at A level go to university is “a lunacy”, an education minister has said. Lord Agnew told a room of school leaders: “Why are we letting kids go to university with three Es at A level? Why? It’s a lunacy. “There are people who are going to have to pick up the tab for that kind of madness.” He also criticised a lack of academic rigour among pupils, saying that it was partly down to the increased use of social media. Don't these politicians realise that the things they rail against are the outcomes of their own actions? The university system is changed so funding depends on bums on seats and then the perpetrators of the system moan that students are admitted to universities with poor A-level results. The same happens in schools where students are encouraged to enter the sixth form to study A-levels when they would be far better suited to a vocational course at the local college. Financial imperatives means that schools, colleges and universities may not be acting in the genuine interests of the students but in the interests of their bank balances.