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Vocational Exams and Uni entry.

Vocational Exams and Uni entry.

Half of white working-class students at England have vocational qualifications as well as A-levels, says research from the Social Market Foundation.

The analysis says in the North East 35% of white working-class students have entered with only vocational exams.

The think tank is calling for more recognition of how exams other than A-levels are used to get into university, particularly by poorer students.

And it warns of "institutional snobbery" against vocational exams.

The research from the Social Market Foundation highlights how vocational qualifications are used for university applications - with about a fifth of places being awarded entirely on the basis of vocational exams.

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