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