According to the BBC, students who achieve the very top grade in their T-level qualification will have the equivalent of three A*s at A-level, it has been announced.
University admissions service Ucas says a starred distinction will be worth 168 Ucas points – the same as three A*s, each worth 56 points. Those who are awarded a merit will have the equivalent of three Bs at A-level.
The qualifications – in subjects such as accountancy, catering, finance, hair and beauty and manufacturing – have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses to meet the needs of industry and prepare students for work.
A spokeswoman for Universities UK said: “Awarding Ucas points to T-levels is an important first step in opening up possibilities for T-level students.”
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