BTEC Talk – Sixth Form Open Evening
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.
Taunton School now 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 assignments
- 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
Find out more in the subject sheets at the bottom of the page.
BTEC Sport and Exercise Science
Offering BTEC Sport and Exercise Science 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.
Find out more in the subject sheets below.