What Makes a Student Succeed?

Shahireh Sharif, Neetu Bansal, Larry Gifford, Gareth A Morris, Jill Barber


Academic abilityis not the only factor influencing student success in Pharmacy, and GCE A-level grades are poor predictors of final degree class. In a project begun in 1997, we have sought to correlate student data available to us on UCAS forms and data available early in the student's University career with the results obtained in the final year of the course. The intention is both to inform the admissions process and to design appropriate support for students at risk of underachievement. 

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