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BTEC: Ages 16-18

BTEC: Ages 16-18

BTECs are an established and highly successful alternative to general qualifications, suitable for a wide range of students.

As work-related qualifications, BTECs provide a more practical, real-world approach to learning alongside a theoretical background, giving students the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for both university and employment.

Entry requirements:

  • 5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above

BTEC Business:

Taunton School offers BTEC Business as an option. The course is modular and different modules are studied and then assessed at regular intervals throughout the course.

The BTEC Business course aims to give students:

  • Practical experience from real world assignment
  • Opportunities to take responsibility for their own learning
  • A strong core base of knowledge
  • Opportunities to develop interpersonal and practical thinking skills in tasks designed to encourage effective team work
  • Knowledge of how to work to a brief with set deadlines, bolstering their time management abilities

Learn more about BTEC Business Modules and Assessments here

BTEC Sport and Exercise Science:

Our BTEC Sport and Exercise Sciences Extended Diploma, equivalent to three A Levels, allows students to study sport across the board and focus on their preferred pathway, whilst opening up a huge range of opportunities in the sports industry. Three distinction* grades at BTEC are equivalent to three 9s at A Level and attract the same UCAS points. We also offer the opportunity to complete an A Level alongside either the Extended Diploma or Diploma programmes.

Students cover several different sections within the course including:

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Psychology within sport
  • Sports Injuries
  • Fitness Testing
  • Fitness Training
  • Sports Coaching

Students are continually assessed, using a range of methods and don’t need to excel at any particular sport, just have an interest that can be developed further. 

The BTEC qualification we offer is a QCF level 3 qualification designed to provide highly specialist, work-related qualifications in a range of vocational sectors. They give students the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for a variety of different potential pathways.

Learn more about BTEC Sport and Exercise Science Modules and Assessments here

For further support and advice, please contact our Admissions Team, who will be happy to help you with any questions you might have or to take you through the application process.