Chief executive of Ucas, Mary Curnock Cook
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Ucas chief says 'good reasons' for admissions shake-up

The biggest shake-up of the university admissions system in 50 years is proposing that students get their exam results before they apply to university.

The changes could mean A-level exams starting around two weeks earlier than at present.

Mary Curnock Cook, the chief executive of Ucas, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service, said there are ''lots of good reasons'' why the system is being looked at.

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