At King’s we offer a very dynamic and stimulating BTEC programme to pupils in the L6th and U6th Form.
Taught by subject specialists, the BTECs offer pupils a vibrant course and the opportunity to achieve a vocational qualification. The BTECs are designed to provide pupils with the skills they require to either move on to higher education or go straight into employment. The BTEC courses are mainly assessed internally and consist of assignments/assessments, practical tasks and a small number of externally assessed units. BTECs are suitable for pupils who may find A-Level examinations challenging, have an interest within the subject area and for those who like a hands-on approach to learning.
The popular BTEC programme consists of BTECs in Hospitality, Performing Arts, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship and Sport. Pupils embarking on a BTEC course will complete the Level 3 Certificate (broadly equivalent to one GCE AS-Level) in their chosen subject area in the L6th Form. Successful pupils then have the opportunity to further enhance and develop their BTECs at the Subsidiary Diploma/ Extended Certificate level in the U6th Form. The Subsidiary Diploma/ Extended Certificate being broadly equivalent to one GCE A-Level.
Recognised widely by universities and carrying a significant amount of UCAS points, the BTECs are a unique course that offers a new and exciting challenge to many pupils in the 6th Form.
We aim to inspire a life-long interest in learning, equipping pupils with the essential skills to tackle the future with confidence and a degree of independence, and to succeed in whatever careers they choose.
We also believe that pupils’ abilities are not fixed and that as they progress through their schooling, they will all grow and develop intellectually and discover new talents. A balanced education is provided which includes creative, cultural, spiritual and sporting dimensions alongside academic rigour. As they progress through the School, pupils are provided with opportunities to develop good social skills, confidence and leadership qualities.
With active learning and differentiated approaches to teaching, all pupils are engaged as much as possible in developing the skills and confidence necessary to help them become truly independent and creative thinkers.
The following BTEC Policies can be read online or downloaded for printing:
If you have any questions about BTECs at King’s please contact the Director of Studies, Mr Dan Cupit.