These interactive graphs show the results for the Core and Occupational Specialism components of the Technical Qualifications that make up part of T Levels.
A TQ is part of an overall T Level programme. As Ofqual only regulates the TQ, this visualisation does not include outcomes for the overall T Level. For overall T Level outcomes, please see the T Level results published by the Department for Education.
The TQ is made up of two components that are graded separately (there is no overall TQ grade). The Core component assesses the underpinning knowledge and understanding relevant across the T Level. The Occupational Specialism component assesses the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve threshold competence in a given occupation. There may be more than one Occupational Specialism component in a particular TQ. The Core component is graded A* to E, and Occupational Specialism component(s) are graded Pass, Merit, Distinction.
The TQ results shown in this visualisation are for students expected to complete their T level programme in 2022.
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Proportion of students passing Core and Occupational Specialism
1. What data is included in this visualisation?
The data presented here covers only TQs (not T Levels, which comprise the TQ and an industry placement) and is collected from awarding organisations approximately one week before results day.
Data is only shown for those students who have completed both components of the TQ and therefore have (or previously have had) a grade awarded for both the Core component and for the Occupational Specialism.
The data is presented for those learners expected to complete their TQ in a particular year. TQs typically take two years to complete with students usually taking the Core component in the first year of the course and the Occupational Specialism in the second year of the course.
2. What do the charts show?
This interactive visualisation allows you to explore grades awarded for the components of different TQ pathways. The components are graded separately - there is no overall grade for the TQ.
The bar charts show the percentage and number of students achieving each grade for the Core and Occupational Specialism.
The Venn diagram shows the percentage of students passing the Core component (in blue), the Occupational Specialism component (in pink), and both components (in purple).
3. How were 2021 Core results awarded?
For the 2021 summer series, Core results were based on Teacher Assessment Grades (TAGs). In the autumn, Core results were based on the usual assessment and awarding processes. For more information please refer to the collection of publications relating to the awarding of vocational, technical and other general qualifications in the academic year 2020 to 2021.
4. Why does this data differ from the T Level data published by the Department for Education?
The data presented here is for TQs, which are one part of the overall T Level. T Level results are published by the Department for Education.
This data may differ slightly from figures published by the Department for Education for a number of reasons, including differences in data processing and rounding, as well as the specific subpopulation of students considered (eg this visualisation only considers those students who have completed both the Core and Occupational Specialism). There may also be slight differences in the timing of when data was collected from awarding organisations.
5. What is the difference between the display of cumulative and non-cumulative percentages?
Non-cumulative percentages for each grade show the actual percentage of students achieving a particular grade (eg achieving a grade C). Sometimes this is referred to as the percentage of students 'in grade'.
Cumulative percentages show the percentage of students achieving that grade and above it (eg grade C and above includes grades C, B, A, and A*). Cumulative percentages are sometimes referred to as the percentage of students 'achieving at least a certain grade'.
6. How have the data been rounded, and confidentiality maintained?
To ensure confidentiality of the data, numbers have been rounded to the nearest 5. If the value is less than 5 (1 to 4), it is represented as 'Fewer than 5', and 0 represents zero values.
Total values and percentages are calculated using unrounded figures. As a result, the sum of rounded figures may slightly differ from the total reported.