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1 What is a BTEC?

2 This is now a brand name for the work-related qualifications offered by Edexcel

3 BTECs include both theory and application of skills (applied learning) This means that the learner gets to practise the skills that they learn, which means that you gain valuable employability skills during the course

4 Yes… However a BTEC may count for more than one option

5 Level 2 = GCSE grade A*-C No. BTECs can be studied at all levels… However, the BTEC options available to you will be at Level 2

6 1.PE – BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Sport (equivalent to 2 GCSEs grade A*-C) 2. PE – BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport (equivalent to 4 GCSEs grade A*-C) 3. PHSCE – BTEC WorkSkills Level 2 Certificate (equivalent to 1 GCSE grade A*-C) You will complete the BTEC WorkSkills Level 2 Certificate as part of the KS4 PHSCE programme of study

7 BTECs are assessed within the establishment (centre) which delivers them Evidence for assessment is continual (this means that there are no examinations). This evidence can take a number of different forms e.g. written/filmed/witnessed by an assessor Edexcel is the exam board which is responsible for all BTEC programmes and they check a sample of the work which eachcentre assesses

8 This depends on the course you take… BTECs in Sport – these are graded with a D*, D (distinction), M (merit) or P (pass) BTEC WorkSkills – you either pass once you have submitted enough evidence or you are asked to submit further evidence …as there are no exams you never fail! It is just a question of having sufficient evidence in order to gain the qualification

9 1.What are the two different BTEC subjects offered at WHS? 2.What is a Level 2 BTEC Certificate worth? 3.What is a Level 2 BTEC Extended Certificate worth? 1.What is a Level 2 BTEC Diploma worth? 5.What does BTEC stand for? 6.Who assesses BTECs? 7.Are BTECs theoritcal or applied learning courses? 8.What do you need in order to gain a BTEC qualification? 9.Do I have to take a BTEC? 10.How many exams do BTECs involve? PE (sport) and PHSE (WorkSkills Equivalent to 1 GCSE grade A*-C Business and Technical Education Certificate Equivalent to 2 GCSEs grade A*-C The centre which offers the course Both None Yes. BTEC WorkSkills Level 2 Certificate is completed during Y10-11 in PHSCE A portfolio of evidence Equivalent to 4 GCSEs grade A*-C

10 For more information on the different courses available at KS4 you should consult: QualificationsExplained/index.htm

11 Your Form Tutor or your Head of House Mr P Jones (Teacher in charge of Careers Education) Dr A Rowe (Connexions Adviser attached to WHS) Mrs H Curl (Administrator of Year 10 Course Choices process) Miss J Savage (Curriculum Team Leader Learning Support) Dr J Pullé (Deputy Headteacher responsible for the curriculum)


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