Ministers have been pushing for teenagers to choose to study T-levels – which are intended to have an equal status to A-levels – ahead of the first technical courses being rolled out in September. The Independent reports.
However, most of the elite Russell Group universities are yet to decide whether they will accept students with these qualifications, less than a year before they are due to be introduced.
T-levels could be “tarnished” in the minds of students and parents if ministers fail to persuade universities to recognise them, a National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) report has said.
Geoff Barton, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, said the report should be “ringing alarm bells” as students are due to start courses in just nine months’ time.
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