• Schools miss T-level enrolment targets

    Schools have missed their T-level enrolment targets, with digital proving to be the toughest subject to sell to students. But leaders are still celebrating the initial figures, which could increase slightly as recruitment continues in the coming weeks, because of the impact of Covid-19 and the chaos of this summer’s GCSE exams. Skills minister Gillian

    14.57 Sep. 11th, 2020 | News

  • Exam stress 'isn't new', and two other things we learned from ministers at education questions

    MPs grilled education secretary Damian Hinds at the House of Commons this afternoon, alongside the children’s minister Nadhim Zahawi, the schools minister Nick Gibb, and the skills minister Anne Milton. Issues including T-levels, GCSEs and exclusions were on the agenda, as well as other topics such as the swimming curriculum. Here’s what we learned. 1.

    18.51 Jun. 25th, 2018 | News

  • Two more schools to offer T-levels from 2020

    The Department for Education has revealed the names of two more schools that will deliver its new technical qualifications. These are George Abbot School, a secondary school in Surrey that is part of the Guildford Education Partnership, and Priestley College, a  sixth form college turned 16-to-19 academy that belongs to The Challenge Academy Trust, which

    11.17 Jun. 18th, 2018 | News

  • Fifteen schools chosen as T-levels pioneers

    Fifteen schools are among the first 52 providers chosen to deliver the government’s new technical qualifications. These new T-Levels are designed to have “parity of esteem” with A-levels, and will give young people the option of a vocational route from the age of 16. Three so-called “pathways” will be taught from September 2020, involving courses

    15.00 Jun. 8th, 2018 | News

  • Why design T-levels when we already have an equivalent?

    Why is the government spending so much on T-levels when a world-class programme that combines academic and vocational study already exists, asks Paul Luxmoore I don’t really understand T-levels. This is either because I’m a bit dumb and slow, or because, as the executive head of a predominantly secondary MAT, I’ve been led to believe

    5.00 Nov. 14th, 2017 | Opinion

  • What are ‘T-Levels’?

    Following the Treasury’s announcement of additional budget funding for technical education, ‘T-levels’ have been touted as the new alternative to A-Levels, but what exactly are they? Technical qualifications expert Gemma Gathercole explains 1. What are ‘T-Levels’? ‘T-Levels’ is the name that has been given by the media to government’s planned overhaul of technical education. Between now

    12.30 Mar. 6th, 2017 | Opinion