UK could ban students from college loans if they fail math and English

Government data shows that nearly one-quarter of students failed to achieve passing grades in the two subjects.

U.K. high school students who fail math and English exams could be barred from taking out college loans under proposals expected to be announced by the British government on Thursday.

The U.K. government is expected to propose “minimum eligibility requirements to ensure students aren’t being pushed into higher education before they are ready, and student number controls, so that poor-quality, low-cost courses aren’t incentivised to grow uncontrollably,” according to a statement from the Department for Education.

The proposals come in the wake of a review into the funding of higher education funding in the U.K.

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