New for 2017! BTEC Specialist Courses in Sport, Business & Art

BTECs are named after the Business and Technology Education Council which used to run the award. They are a specialist series of qualifications that have had a 30-year track record of successes at both tertiary and employment levels. BTEC courses aim to provide a core academic knowledge base whilst also developing a range of practical knowledge and skills which help students to prepare for a career in a specialist field.

JESS has decided to offer BTEC courses in Art & Design, Business and Sport so as to provide more specialised pathways for students who have decided on their career progression and who would benefit from focused and specialised studies in one domain of knowledge. At JESS we are offering the Extended Level 3 Diploma for each of the BTEC courses on offer which is equivalent in size to 3 A-Levels and requires the completion of 18 units. In certain instances, additional options will also be made available to our BTEC students (e.g. an Art History option for Art & Design students, a CISI Investment and Securities option for Business students and the IB Biology and/or Psychology courses for Sport students). Each BTEC course is offered as a balance of classroom teaching combined with project work and practical, workrelated activities with a special focus on developing and enhancing students’ behavioural skills, which can include teamwork, creative thinking and presentation skills.

For details of the assessment, entrance criteria and application process for the JESS BTEC Specialist Courses in Sport, Business or Art, please refer to the link to Sixth Form Admissions and the Sixth Form Curriculum Booklet document in the link below.