Applied Courses Explained
As well as A Levels, we also offer a range of applied courses.
What is the difference? Well, applied courses offer a slightly different way of learning. If you prefer to be assessed by way of coursework, rather than examinations these might be the better option for you.
If you choose to study one of these courses (a BTEC Diploma, equivalent to studying three A Levels) – you will usually choose one other qualification to study along side it to complement your learning.
The range of applied courses can be seen on the right of this page. Go to each subject page to see more detailed information on what is taught in the course. You can also download subject leaflets, which include exam results and case studies on these pages as well.
Entry criteria for an applied course is:
• At least two B grades at GCSE or merit on an equivalent * course
• At least a further three C grades at GCSE or equivalent *
• You should have at least a grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics
* Courses equivalent to GCSE may include BTEC First Diplomas and OCR Nationals at Level 2. Please note, we consider these other qualifications to be excellent preparation for a BTEC Diploma course, but need to be supported with good GCSE attainment for A Level study.