One of the most significant developments at Claverham in recent years has been the addition of a range of vocational courses to our Key Stage 4 curriculum. These courses place an emphasis on coursework and allow pupils to demonstrate a wide range of skills without the pressure of a 'final' examination.
Some interesting statistics about vocational courses....
- Students who have a BTEC Level 2 qualification and 5 good GCSEs increase their lifetime earning potential by 5.9%, compared to those who have just 5 or more GCSEs.
- Over 100,000 BTEC students successfully progressed to higher education in 2010.
- BTEC courses help students do better in their GCSEs. Over 60% of BTEC learners also achieve 5 A*-C GCSEs.
Use the links below for full details of the BTEC courses that current year 10 pupils started in September 2012.
Use the links below for details of the new BTEC courses on that we plan to offer to current year 9 pupils when they begin year 10 in September 2013. These details are subject to change, but it's never to early to start planning for your future!
These courses all now include some external assessment (exam), but the focus remains on coursework.