BTEC National Diploma

We offer BTEC National Diplomas in Agriculture, Digital Music Production and Sport.

These courses are assessed differently and do not rely on terminal summative assessments (Upper Sixth Summer Term public exams) as A levels and the International Baccalaureate do.

BTEC assessments are by modules and coursework, and these often contain a practical element. These courses offer pupils the opportunity to develop practical skills and experience with a stronger eye on future vocations.

Positive reasons for choosing BTEC

  • Recognition – They are highly regarded by universities.
  • Less emphasis on written exams – They place lesson emphasis on final assessment in written exams and there is greater emphasis on practical study and coursework.
  • Structure – The courses are structured around modules.
  • Specialisation – BTEC Sport and BTEC Agriculture are worth 2 A levels and allow you to further specialise at Sixth Form study.
  • Vocational – Tasks are designed within a vocational context

Subject choices

Sixth Form Choices Guide

Find out more about the Sixth Form curriculum at Gresham’s and information about choosing the best option for you. We offer three choices:

  • A levels
  • BTEC National Diplomas
  • IB Diploma Programme