mentality is leaving sixth-formers unprepared for higher
education, a survey of university admissions officers has found.
half (49 per cent) of admissions officers said they do not believe
that students arrive at university "sufficiently prepared” for
higher education, according to a study conducted by ACS
series of interviews with officers at 81 different universities
revealed that just 37 per cent felt school leavers are
prepared for university, and the remainder were not sure or did
officers were asked what impacts of students’ ability to thrive at
university, and what has the biggest impact on their ability to
successfully complete the first year of study.
majority said that student were “unable to remember facts” and had
a “a ‘Google-it’ mentality”. Almost 90 per cent said that students
were unable to think and learn independently, and a similar
proportion said that students are unable to manage their own time