University admissions service says the top grade in a T-level qualification will be worth 168 Ucas points.
Graduates have paid millions in repayments even though their student loans have been cleared.
At 16, teenagers face a number of training or education choices - but how have these decisions changed over time?
The proportion of surveyed pupils who have ever smoked tobacco drops to a record low of 16%.
The Home Office is to allow courts to impose restrictions on people police suspect carry weapons.
Students snap up record number of university places through clearing a day after the A-level results.
Girls overtake boys with top grades as 300,000 pupils learn results in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
However, no punishment will be levelled at pupils or parents if they choose to strike for a longer period.
Grime artiste Stormzy pledges to fund two more Cambridge students.
Eddie Playfair, of the Association of Colleges, and Helena Poole, of Which? University, offer advice.