Everything you need to know about T Level results day 2023.
When is T Level results day 2023? What exactly is a T Level? And How do they work? For the answers to these questions and more, please keep reading.
Results day 2023
It’s here! You’ve done all you can, and today you find out your T-Level results.
You may be feeling confident, excited, anxious or a mixture. We’re here to reassure you that no matter the outcome, there are plenty of paths you can take after T-Level results day. To that end, we’ve created this short guide to help you find your next step.
When is T Levels results day 2023?
T Level results day in the UK is the same as A Level results day, this year falling on Thursday, 17 August 2023.
Results can be shared with students from 8 am on that day, but some providers will start releasing results from 9 am.
How do I collect my T Level results?
Just as your school or college will remind you of results day, they will instruct you on the best way to collect your results.
It could be in person, via email, post, or an online system such as ResultsPlus Direct. Usually, results are available from 9 am on results days.
Tips for Surviving T Level results day
- Stay calm. We know the one thing likely to make someone panic is the phrase ‘Don’t panic’. However, worrying about the results won’t change them. Take deep breaths as you wait for your results, and try not to take any frustrations out on the electrical equipment…
- Which reminds us – if your results are online, make sure you have a strong connection and adequate battery if you aren’t at home.
- Don’t go it alone – You’ll be happy with your results and want to celebrate or you will be disappointed and need a friendly ear – either way, you are better off sharing the experience with someone you trust.
- Give yourself some time to process your results – good or bad and take a break.
- Research your next steps so you are armed with all the salient information.
What are T Levels equivalent to?
T-Levels are a relatively new technical qualification introduced in 2020. They are two-year courses, designed to slot in after GCSEs as an alternative to A-Levels and BTECs. Graduates earn the equivalent of three A-Levels.
Like apprentices, T-Level students split their time between the classroom and on-the-job training. Whereas apprenticeships are 80% work-based and 20% classroom, the reverse is true of T-Levels.
What are the possible T Levels grades?
T Levels carry two grades, a pass, merit, distinction, or distinction*, awarded for “occupational specialism” and a “core” component, marked from A* to E.
For example, T Level overall grade – Distinction A -Level AAA
Your certificate will include a breakdown of your grades.
My grades aren’t good enough, what do I do now?
You didn’t get your predicted grades, and you’re understandably disappointed. However, it really isn’t the end of the world. You have several options open to you, including:
- Entering Clearing if you didn’t get a university place
- Starting your first job
- Applying for an apprenticeship
- Applying for a traineeship
What can I do if I don’t agree with my grade?
If you do not think you have been graded fairly or accurately, you can appeal your marks.
The appeal process will vary depending on the examination board. Your school, college or training provider will know the correct process and will be able to best advise you.
What can you do with your T Level qualifications?
As with A Levels and BTECs, your T Level grades earn you UCAS tariff points, which can help you secure a place at university. According to the official T levels website, 71% of the T Level students who applied successfully secured a place.
They are also nationally recognised qualifications that confirm that you have completed an industry placement and met the mandatory maths and English requirements. Many employers are happy to recruit employees on this basis and don’t require further education.
You can also do an apprenticeship or a BTEC, although the apprenticeship balance of 80% work and 20% study may be an adjustment.
Parents Zone: What should parents do on T Level results day?
Remember, your parents or guardians will be going through all those emotions with you today. The next bit is designed to help them help you, so please pass the screen over, and we’ll offer them some advice on how they can support you on T-Level results day and beyond.
Support, but Don’t Smother
Providing comfort and enough space for your child to process the situation is a delicate balance.
You need to be available to them to discuss their grades and next steps. But after a disappointment, children must also be given time and space.
Make it clear to your child that you love and support them and remind them that you are proud of them, regardless of a certificate.
Young people sometimes lack perspective when confronted with disappointment and feelings of embarrassment, shame and guilt can affect their mental and emotional wellbeing.
It’s important not to make light of their worries, but you can also offer perspective. A low grade is disappointing and may impact their options, but it’s not the end of the world. Many successful people performed poorly at school or college but have built impressive careers, following a different path.
Offer Practical Advice
It may take a while, but once your child is ready to talk about their grades, it’s helpful if you understand their options.
Speaking to their tutor or training provider with your child will help you determine together the best course of action based on previous grades and aptitude.
Whether your child chooses to resit, apply for an apprenticeship or BTEC or go straight into the working world, low T Level results are a minor setback that shouldn’t determine their future achievements.