Oxford will have to discriminate against private school students.
Oxford will have to discriminate against private school students.

The largest exam board in England will be changing the way A-Level rankings are determined, by taking into consideration the type of education received.

AQA - the Assessment and Qualifications Alliance - will be introducing a points based system, whereby the type of education your child receives is as important as their grades.

The system is a bid for equality, it will encourage universities to discriminate against paid education. It would also mean a pupil from a comprehensive with the same grades as a student from a private school would receive higher points.

AQA responded to the widespread criticism: "It's just a concept at the moment, but it could be a useful tool for universities.

"The idea is to set a level-playing field for pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds by standardising ranks according to points and schools.

"It could work alongside the UCAS point system, but this idea would factor in other elements besides results."

The new systems which is to be put forward today at the Labour party conference is designed to allow universities to offer places to students from poorer backgrounds if they showed potential, but didn't fulfil it in examinations.

There have already been discrimination rows steadily rising on the internet about "discriminating against our best and brightest".

One Telegraph reader writes "A failing state education system which is turning out teenagers unable to read and write, so what do they do come up with a system which discriminates against our best and brightest all in the name of a level playing field AKA education to the lowest common denominator. I thought we voted in a mainly conservative government, seems we have just more of Labours social engineering."