At the Creative and Media Studio School we focus our Key Stage 5 curriculum around a wide range of A Level and BTEC Level 3 qualifications.
The BTEC qualification lends itself well to the creative, flexible and personalised way we aim to teach and inspire you. In addition to this we also offer traditional A Levels, subject to availability and demand. To ensure you are able to take up your chosen pathway after your time at the Creative and Media Studio School, we also offer to those who require it, resits in their GCSE Mathematics and English Language.
What does a BTEC course look like?
A BTEC qualification can be achieved at following levels:
- Extended Certificate - completed over 1/2 years and is equivalent to 1 A Level.
- Foundation Diploma - Completed over 2 years and is equivalent to 1.5 A Levels
- Extended Diploma – completed over 2 years and is equivalent to 3 A levels.
All BTECs are assessed through coursework; however, at least 2 of the Units you study will be set and assessed externally by the exam board, Edexcel. This means you will receive your grade for this unit by the exam board, and not your Tutor. The remaining units will be set and assessed by your Subject Tutor at the Studio School.
What if I want to blend my Study Programme with traditional Academic Rigour?
In addition to the BTEC study programme route, we offer the options of AS/A2 English Literature and Language Combined. Both subjects are taught within the Studio School by expert teachers. A good proportion of Students select an A Level to complement their Creative Subject choices. You can talk to the students about this pathway combination at one of our open evenings (Check here!) You can also read more about these options on the subject page links below.