T-Levels (Coming 2020)

WHAT IS A T LEVEL ?

T Levels are new, two-year, technical study programmes, designed with employers to give young people the skills that industry needs. They are equivalent to 3 A Levels and will carry the equivalent number of UCAS points.

T Level study programmes will include the following mandatory elements:

  • · a ‘core’ set of underpinning knowledge, concepts and skills, tailored for their chosen industry and occupation: ‘core content’
  • · specialist training covering occupational or industry-specific skills: ‘occupational specialist content’
  • · an industry placement with an employer, which will last for a minimum of 45 working days

SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Grade 4 in GCSE Maths and GCSE English Language

Core Content

The core content focuses on students’ knowledge and understanding of contexts, concepts, theories, principles and core skills relevant to the Digital T Level. This will include, where appropriate, assessment of knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to the route and the pathway. This breadth of content will help to ensure students are able to apply their skills in a variety of contexts and for a variety of different purposes.

The core content is assessed through an examination and a practical employer-set project.

Employer-set project

The employer-set project ensures students have the opportunity to combine core knowledge and skills to develop a substantial piece of work in response to an employer-set brief.

Digital: Digital Production, Design and Development

This includes specific digital applications, software and platforms, though it is anticipated that these will require frequent updates to reflect technical developments.

Initially, this will look at Software Development Lifecycle Methodologies (SDLC).

The Sixth Form Information Evening will be on:

Wednesday 29 January 2020

Important Forms

Questions or Queries?

Should you have any queries or comments please contact Miss Duncombe (Sixth Form Admissions Officer) by either:

Email: sixthformadmissions@sandwellacademy.com

Or by post:

Sixth Form Admissions Officer,
Sandwell Academy,
Halfords Lane,
West Bromwich,
West Midlands,
B71 4LG.

Please ensure that the correct postage is paid for the size of envelope used.

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