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T-levels: Health and Science

Question for Department for Education

UIN 69585, tabled on 24 October 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of the Year 1 (a) Health, (b) Healthcare Science and (c) Science T Level exam papers were retrospectively removed from the paper before those papers were regraded further to Ofqual's announcement on 8 September 2022.

Answered on

27 October 2022

Ofqual conducted a thorough review of the full range of questions in the Core examination papers for Health, Healthcare Science and Science T Levels and concluded that the assessments did not secure a sufficiently valid or reliable measure of student performance.

The department wrote to providers who started teaching T Levels in Health, Healthcare Science and Science in September 2021. The letter confirmed that in light of Ofqual’s findings, students’ grades for the core could be revised to be based entirely on their employer set project grade. To ensure that students were not unfairly penalised by this decision, any students who secured a higher grade in their overall core component than their employer set project were able to carry forward the higher mark.

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