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BTEC

For the academic year 2020/21, we are delighted to extend our BTEC offering to include Applied Science in addition to the highly successful Business Studies.

BTECs are offered by an increasing number of schools and colleges as an alternative sixth-form curriculum. BTEC (Business and Technology Education Council) awards are work-related qualifications suitable for a wide range of students. They are designed to accommodate the needs of employers and allow progression to university.

At Sacred Heart, students follow take three or four A Level courses in Year 12 and 13 or a BTEC Diploma course, level 3 and one A Level subject.  A BTEC level 3 is equivalent to an A Level.  The minimum course entry requirements are as follows:  

Business Studies

Option A

BTEC Level 3 Diploma Business Studies and  1 A Level subject (maximum 15 places).

Entry Requirements:

  • At least 6 GCSEs at grade 5 or above; these qualifications must include English Language and Mathematics 
  • Specific entry requirements for particular A level subjects. 

Option B

BTEC Level 3 Diploma Business Studies and 1 A level subject, with Mathematics or English Language.

GCSE retake as applicable (up to a maximum of 5 places where Option A is under-subscribed)

Entry Requirements

  • At least 6 GCSEs at grade 5 or above; these qualifications must include either English Language or Mathematics.  Candidates will retake whichever of the latter they had not achieved at grade 5 or above on entry.  
  • Specific entry requirements for particular A level subjects. 
Applied Science

BTEC Applied Science and  1 A Level subject (maximum 15 places)

Entry Requirements

  • At least 6 GCSEs at grade 5 or above; these qualifications must include either English Language and Mathematics, as well as either GCSE Combined Science grade 6, or any two separate science GCSEs at grade 6.   
  • Specific entry requirements for particular A Level subjects. 
BTEC Results 2019
Subject D*- D*% D*-D% DD% DM% MM% D*D*-DD%
Business Diploma 17 33 33 0 17 83

Our recent BTEC graduates have taken a variety of different pathways including Marketing and Branding at Nottingham Trent University and Finance, Accounting and Management at Nottingham University.