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.

The Leweston Learner
From Nursery to Sixth Form Leweston shares an educational approach that helps our pupils develop an attitude to learning they can apply across the curriculum, as well as in the wider world. Click on the five key characteristics to find out more.