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A top education official has warned that T-Levels are a problem. He is right

The new technical qualification has worrying design flaws

By David Laws  

General view of the Department for Education. Photo: Nick Ansell/PA Archive/PA Images

The recent “exchange of letters” between the Education Secretary, Damian Hinds, and his top departmental civil servant, Jonathan Slater, over the roll-out of the new T-levels was courteous and diplomatic. However, the polite words cannot disguise the significant disagreement and huge risks to the development of the government’s new sixth form technical qualification.

It will be “very challenging” to ensure that T-levels are taught to a “consistently high standard,” wrote Slater.

It really is extraordinarily unusual for…

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