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Vocational Qualifications and T Levels

At the Elmgreen School, we offer BTEC’s at L2 (equivalent to GCSE’s) and Level 3 (equivalent to A Levels). BTEC’s allow students to learn in a more practical context with an emphasis on both coursework and exams.

The subjects we offer are:

  • Music Level 2
  • Sport Level 2/3
  • Performing Arts Level 3
  • Business Studies Level 2/3
  • Health and Social Care Level 3


BTEC students develop their knowledge and understanding by applying their learning and skills in a work-related context.

The teaching team creates a series of assignments, which can be written or activity based. The format of the assignments varies to suit the needs of the subject area, and could include activities such as creating a film clip, planning and putting on a performance, or creating a business plan.

BTEC assignments offer learners the opportunity to demonstrate their learning in a real-life context. Students work on assignments in a variety of ways; some they complete on their own, and for others they work as part of a team.

All BTEC Tech Awards and Nationals are assessed predominantly through teacher-led internal assessment. However, the new 2016 L2 and L3 BTEC courses are assessed through a combination of internal and external assessment.


T Levels – The Next Level Qualifications 

T Levels are a new qualification after GCSE that will take your future to the next level.   

  • T Levels are an alternative to A levels, apprenticeships and other 16 to 19 courses.
  • Equivalent to 3 A levels, a T Level focuses on vocational skills and can help students into skilled employment, higher study or apprenticeships.
  • Each T Level includes an in-depth industry placement that lasts at least 45 days. Students get valuable experience in the workplace; employers get early sight of the new talent in their industry.
  • T Level students spend 80% of the course in the classroom, learning the skills that employers need. The other 20% is a meaningful industry placement, where they put these skills into action.
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