If you missed our Sixth Form Open Evening on Friday 6th October 2017 you can watch a recording of the BTEC talk below. If you have any questions please call us on 01823 703703 and we would be very happy to help you.
BTECs are an established and highly successful alternative to general qualifications, suitable for a wide range of learners.
As work-related qualifications, BTECs provide a more practical, real-world approach to learning alongside a theoretical background, giving learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for both university or employment.
From September 2018 Taunton School will be offering BTEC Business. The course is modular and different modules are studied and then assessed at regular intervals throughout the course.
Depending on the level of award studied you complete a number of modules. Within those modules several are mandatory including:
- Exploring Business
- Developing a marketing campaign
- Personal and Business Finance
- Managing and Event
The last of these is an exceedingly practical event where students will be responsible for the complete organisation and delivery of an event.
Apply now for September 2018 entry.
Offering BTEC Sport and Exercise Sciences was a natural progression at Taunton School because of our sporting excellence, top coaching staff and state-of-the-art facilities.
Our BTEC Sports and Exercise Sciences diploma, equivalent to 3 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 3 A*s at A Level and attract the same UCAS points.
Students cover several different sections within the course and are continually assessed. This includes core modules which are based around the science - anatomy, physiology and psychology within sports – and practical modules, including performance related units, sports coaching, sports officiating, whilst putting their sports into practice.
And the great thing about the BTEC Sports and Exercise Sciences diploma is that students don’t need to excel at any particular sport, just have an interest that can be developed further.
The BTEC course has enabled pupils to gain sought after places at the University of Bath, currently ranked top for its Sports provision.