Along with A Levels, BTEC National Diplomas are a recognised qualification for admission to higher education.
BTECs are more careers based qualifications which focus on the practical skills and specialist knowledge required in a given field or subject area. They offer students an alternative to more theory-focused courses.
BTECs are delivered in a series of units, some core, others optional. Unlike A Levels which are largely examined at the end of the two years, BTECS are assessed via regular coursework and projects throughout the course. Marks will be given as either a Pass, a Merit or a Distinction (Distinction being the highest).
Leweston offers Sixth Form students the opportunity to study for BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificates in Health and Social Care and Sport. In both cases the BTEC is equivalent to one A Level.