Post-16 BTEC Extended Diploma
Students are able to choose from either a BTEC Level 3 Science Programme or A Level. Whichever of these 2 qualification programmes they choose, they will also spend a day completing Challenge Projects (and this includes an extended project qualification) and doing Core Maths (unless they are taking A Level Maths).
Minimum entry requirement for BTEC courses 5 x 9-4 GCSEs with an average grade of 5 Including Double Science (grade 6) or Triple Science ( grade 5) and Maths (grade 5) and English (grade 4).
BTEC Level 3 Science
“Vocational qualifications are becoming increasingly attractive to employers particularly as they encourage students to develop real-life, 21st century skills such as problem-solving and team work. They also play an important role in promoting social mobility. Our own research finds businesses either prefer new recruits to hold a mix of both academic and vocational qualifications, or value academic and vocational qualifications equally. Perhaps that’s why more students now go to university with a BTEC than ever before.”
Rod Bristow, President of Pearson’s UK business
Sixth Form Open Evenings
CAST Sixth Form Open Evening will be taking place on Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th June, 5:00pm – 8:00pm. These events are aimed at students who are interested in applying for a September 2020 start. Sign up here.