Milton Keynes College’s first cohort of T Level students received their results today. All learners passed, with 54% achieving a Distinction (equivalent to AAA at A Level), 39% achieving a Merit (equivalent to BBB at A Level) and 7% achieving a pass (equivalent to CCC at A level).
In addition, 124 students at Milton Keynes College received their BTEC results today, with 87% of students achieving higher than a pass, a significant increase on the 69% of students achieving this level in the 2022/23 academic year.
T Levels are a new two-year qualification designed to be a technical alternative to A Levels, bringing classroom learning and an extended industry placement together on a course designed with businesses and employers. Milton Keynes College offers T Levels in a range of subject areas including Education & Childcare, Construction, Health, and Digital Production, Design & Development.
After completing their T Level qualifications, students can progress onto further study at university, additional training such as an apprenticeship or directly into employment.
Karthigan Mageswaran studied the Digital Production T Level at Milton Keynes College after progressing from the College’s Levels 1 and 2 courses in Digital Technologies. Karthigan achieved a Distinction in his T Level today and commented: “The opportunities the College gave me were really supportive towards my studies. When I moved here four years ago, I was really worried about where I could study, and the fact that it would have taken me longer to get where I wanted concerned me. But today, after achieving what I wanted I am really grateful for all the support the college has given me.
“I’ll now be going to the University of Leicester to study Computer Science – I always had the aspiration of going to university and couldn’t have done it without the support of the College”.
Sally Alexander, CEO and Group Principal of Milton Keynes College Group, said: “It’s incredibly exciting to have our first cohort of T Level students receive their results today. They have taken on the challenge of this new qualification and through hard work and dedication have achieved fantastic results. T Level courses have been designed with leading businesses and employers to give learners the knowledge and skills they need, and we’re confident that whatever option they choose next, our T Level students have successful and promising futures ahead of them”.
“We’re also incredibly proud of learners who received their BTEC results today. We’re especially proud that 87% of students achieved higher than a pass and wish them every success with their next steps.”
To find out more about T Levels at Milton Keynes College, visit https://mkcollege.ac.uk/school-leavers/t-levels/