The College is hosting a virtual Information Evening for you to discover more about our new Science T Level course beginning in September 2022 on Tuesday 15th February 2022 at 5:30pm. Click here to book your places.

What are T Levels?

T Levels are new nationally recognised qualifications that are taken over 2 years after GCSEs. With a combination of classroom learning and work placements, these qualifications are career-focused and an alternative to A Levels, particularly appealing to students who have a career pathway in mind. One T Level is equivalent to 3 A Levels. Unlike other courses, T Levels blend technical learning with vital hands-on experience.

What T Levels are available?

From September 2022, we will be launching the new T Level qualification in Science, with a specialism in Laboratory Science. Click here for more details.

Why choose a T Level?

They are a new option after GCSEs and nationally recognised by employers, apprenticeship providers and universities
Courses have been designed with leading sector experts to develop the relevant skills and knowledge for specific career paths
They give students the chance to learn what a real career is like while continuing to study
45 days of placements are included in the course and placements are arranged by the College

What do T Levels lead to?

Employment, higher-level apprenticeship or university are all options at the end of the two years.

How are T Levels graded?

At the end of the two years, students will be awarded an overall grade of either Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*

A T Level Distinction* is worth the same as 3 A Levels at A* and will be recognised by universities and other education providers so students can choose to continue to study further.

Any questions?

If you have any question or would like further information once you have read the course information, please email


You can submit an application to begin studying Science T Level at Birkenhead Sixth Form College in September 2022 by completing our quick and easy online form. Click here to apply.