Do you think T levels will be a good change to school exams?


9th March 2017

The government has announced a new technical qualification called a T level, which you will be able to choose to take instead of A levels when you go to college or sixth form (in the near future). T-levels will cover 15 sectors in subjects like computer programming, building, journalism, design and farming. 

These changes will be in place when the majority of you will be making decisions over what you want to do in life, so we want to hear your views on this decision. For the full story, see this week’s front page (Issue 560), written by Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond. 

Do you think T levels will be a good change to school exams?


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sangn08 · 5 years ago

It will be a good change!

pudsyears · 5 years ago

I don't know because the government have made things really difficult before and this could be even worse

lightning · 5 years ago

i think that is a very good idea because I love programming and all of those subjects first news said about this poll

arian · 5 years ago


happy4456 · 5 years ago

Yes, because what happens if people have a different job to academic one the school provides?!

banjoblaze · 5 years ago

As long as it's your choice whether you do T or A levels, I think it's okay. I have some friends who are really clever but aren't the best at English, maths or science, so it would be a good opportunity for people like them.

chekeymonk · 5 years ago

"T" levels will help a lot if you want to study one specific thing, instead having to take lots of steps to get there.

rainbow07 · 5 years ago

I think this would be a good idea because you may not want to be a mathematician or a scientist.ect.

mrpiggy · 5 years ago

I think this would be a good idea because it gives young people more obscure job option's for the future!!!

dk.moffatt · 5 years ago

I think T levels would be a good, modern new touch to the exams as now there is soooo many jobs all involving different techniques and qualifications. I think that thus would really help people to follow your dream and become what you want to be because it gives you the chance to gain different skills and experience needed in those types of jobs.

dk.moffatt · 5 years ago


stupido90 · 5 years ago

No A levels are hard

doms05 · 5 years ago

There are already too many exams. We don't need more!

darren919 · 5 years ago

It could be very good however it could end horribly.

schwab1 · 5 years ago

no I don't think so

shpee · 5 years ago

From the sounds of this it seems like you might only be able to choose one, which is bad because I'm pretty sure that these subjects are already included in A-levels anyway. Plus, I really like things like programming, maths and English so if you can only choose one it wouldn't be very good for me.

lolyolo · 5 years ago

Looks like 'yes' is winning. What is T levels?

orangebob9 · 5 years ago

I think it will be a good change

vvvv · 5 years ago

Well, choosing the subjects sound nice. Can you do A levels and T levels.

vvvv · 5 years ago


ballerina7 · 5 years ago

I think that T levels will be good because you will have a wider range of subjects and you can choose between taking A levels or T levels. Layla :]

lightning · 5 years ago

good idea I like it

scootz · 5 years ago

I think it will be alright

scootz · 5 years ago

It is not as complex as everything else

scootz · 5 years ago

I think this is good because you have a wider range of activities for you to do

tillers · 5 years ago

Yes as I am quite competitive and it would give new people the chance to get a higher sense of achievement.

ggamer · 5 years ago

I would love T levels as I want to be an architect as a job and it would most likely help me ??

nature37 · 5 years ago

It would be good because you can have fun in exams for once.

janatetteh · 5 years ago

In my opinion we already have enough levels we don't need any more it is absolutely stupid.

sherbet010 · 5 years ago

The government always change everything like units to ones which made everyone in my class comfused.
I had just figured out what units were

lolteen23 · 5 years ago

I think it will be a good change to schools.

ktill183 · 5 years ago

i don't know I think yes

ktill183 · 5 years ago

I think no wins boo

1isme · 4 years ago

Technoligy is important in modern times so it is important that we learn about tech.

prongsii · 4 years ago

How stupid!!!!!
You could just study stuff like programming in you A levels!!!!

mahumbear · 4 years ago

I think that its good we have two choises and it is not compulsory and I am VERY HAPPY about that!!!!!!!!

tiffyoung · 4 years ago

I think the world changed rapidly. I don't think the government could plan forwards precisely. I would rather prefer the children had a few more years of basic knowledge, then enroll into the hot subjects later.

francescal · 4 years ago

I vote yes! I think this would be a good idea because there are a lot of people who prefer to study one particular subject rather than study other things that they have no intention of taking into consideration when looking for a job later on. It also gives you a choice, and as long as it stays that way it would be great!

owly · 4 years ago

Nice for other people.

uniquepika · 4 years ago

I am not sure because the goverment keep releasing new things that do not make much sense so i will not know until i find out what T-levels actually means when im in highschool

maggie · 4 years ago

Our school exam report already tricky enough without having a T level as well

schwab1 · 4 years ago

hhhmmmm , I say ye but only just. it is not so good as do you even need a degree for farming?

peregrine9 · 4 years ago

I think yes because it gives students freedom from the normal (and sometimes boring) lessons of Maths, English, Science and SPaG.

sugarman · 4 years ago


gaggy116 · 4 years ago

yes they get more choice and it might be more useful in life to have those skills

mjmd222 · 4 years ago


Sashgirl06 · 4 years ago

Things like building and journalism are often not covered as much as the 'core' subjects. I think this gives people a chance to be more specific about what they want to do, so yes.

ninjahari · 4 years ago

They give people an optional substitute for A levels.

ernie4545 · 4 years ago

we could all do with some T levels

lol6 · 4 years ago

I think they would because some people aren't as good as other subjects as other people but they are really good with technology.

wren · 4 years ago

Not everyone is as good at academics and they often have other passions that may be more relevant to their futures. I think they should be allowed to do an exam in something different like farming. It's a great opportunity for many young people. I voted yes!

Smile122 · 4 years ago

I haven't read the whole article but I guess
It's a good thing if you want to get those qualifications

RockyTabbs · 4 years ago

Good photo.

Tibeau2005 · 4 years ago

Yes, because if people are against the T-levels or do not like them, they do not have to take them. It's not like they are forcing you - it's your choice! - they are just opening more opportunities for people. Also, there are many jobs that need qualifications for them and this would just be a short cut for some people, rather than then having to go through a long process. It's optional, so the people saying there are too many already, it won't apply to you if you don't take them, so don't make a huge fuss about it. It is an alternative for people who enjoy things less academic, and the people who enjoy academic subjects can still take their subjects! I really hope T-levels do come as they would be an excellent change for everyone.

flo32 · 4 years ago

T-levels would be important as it would ensure that all the skills and talents of all students across the country can be valued and respected.

fn920 · 4 years ago

I think it might be a good change but im too sure, it does give us more choices to chose from. I want to become a Pilot- If this helps me then I've already shot out of the door. Furthermore, if I can't become this I would enjoy computer designing and as this covers computing it seems positive.

flameemily · 4 years ago

I think T levels and A levels

Sparkle09 · 4 years ago

It broadens the variety of what you can do after college

katkid10 · 1 year ago

One member of my family wanted to do farming for their A levels, but the school farm was closed. :(