An American firm is to offer British students coaching for new university entrance tests - but the universities say parents will be wasting their money.
Faced with the large increase in the number of students gaining A grades at A-level, a group of top universities has introduced additional tests for law and biomedical applicants, designed to test thinking skills and distinguish between the good and the best. The universities claim the tests are "coaching-proof".
This week, Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, which coaches 270,000 students a year in the US, announced it will be offering two-day courses for students preparing for these tests at a cost of £199. The company is also offering discount rates for schools.
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