As well as A Levels, we also offer a range of applied courses: these are BTEC Extended Diplomas or Technical Level 3 Diploma 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.
Like A Levels, BTEC Extended Diploma courses will be undergoing reforms. These courses are being subjected to more rigorous assessment and feedback processes. This means that fewer resubmissions of work (just one retake) will be permitted and examinations will be introduced, instead of the courses being assessed entirely by coursework. These changes will not come into affect for those starting their studies in 2017, but are pencilled in for the future.
The range of applied courses can be seen below. 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.