BTEC Extended Diploma students at The Sixth Form College, Solihull are celebrating outstanding results this summer, with a 100% pass rate in all courses and 440 starred grades in our BTEC and CACHE courses.
Every student on the BTEC Extended Diplomas in six subject have passed this year, as have all the students on the CACHE Childcare & Education course. Indeed, in the Childcare course, every student achieved an A or A* grade, with 95% getting the very top grade. Among the successful students was Madeline Yates, who achieved A* and is using this outstanding result as a springboard for a place at Nottingham Trent University to study Educational Psychology.
Meanwhile, BTEC success has come from the six Extended Diploma courses, which are in Applied Science, Art & Design, Business, Health & Social Care, IT and Sport. These courses are graded from Pass to Distinction* with three grades given, the top grade being a Triple Distinction*; this is equivalent to three A* grades at A level.
Among the best of the results achieved this year are those in BTEC Sport. Every student achieved at least two Distinction* grades and 17 of the 19 students (89%) achieved the very top Triple Distinction* grade. Netball captain Sophie Shipaway is an excellent example of the success on this course; she achieved a Triple Distinction* grade and she is planning to progress to the University of Birmingham to study Sport, Physical Education and Coaching Science at degree level.
The BTEC Health & Social Care course has also seen superb results. 97% of the students on the course got at least two Distinction* grades, with 89% achieving the top grade possible. It has been a similar story on the BTEC Art & Design course, which has seen students get all high grades for the fourth year running. Every student on the course got at least one Distinction* grade and 72% of the students achieved the top grade. One such successful student is Yasmin Ali (pictured above), who got a Triple Distinction* grade on the Art & Design course and also received a Bronze certificate in the BTEC Student of the Year awards.
The most popular BTEC course at the College is the BTEC Applied Science course, with 75 students studying that course this year. 72% of the students on this course got all Distinction or Distinction* grades and 55% of the students on the course achieved at least one Distinction* grade.
Business is the second most popular course at BTEC. Every student passed the course and 61% of them achieved all Distinction and Distinction* grades and 45% got at least one Distinction* grade. Indeed, the course has seen a 15% improvement on the high grades achieved this year, compared to last year. 61% of the BTEC Business students have chosen to go onto university this year, with 20% progressing to red brick universities. Just under 20% have chosen to go straight into employment and there are other students pursuing advanced apprenticeships.
The final BTEC is the BTEC IT course. 85% of the students on this Extended Diploma course achieved all Distinction or Distinction* grades. One of the high flyers on this course has been Farah Faqir, who has achieved the top Triple Distinction* grade. She is progressing to Collins Aerospace to do a Degree Apprenticeship in Digital and Technology Solutions with QA Apprenticeships.
College Principal Martin Sullivan commented:
“Congratulations to all our BTEC students for their hard work this year; it has been rewarded with excellent results. These courses are of an equivalent standard to A level, but involve much more coursework, so I know these students have had to put in a lot of work to achieve these results. These results are well above the national average and so I must also extend my thanks and congratulations to our brilliant BTEC teachers too.”
12 July 2019