If instaed of Alevels 16 to 18 students read for an Open University Degree they would have a head start in Higher Education. Follow this with a one year Honours option at a traditional Uni. fully funded by Govt. complete with grant in return for UK base community service of some description during the year
Everyone has right to a decent education however you define it. The higher education committee are not looking beyond the traditional A levels, then Uni format.