BTEC and CTech
What are BTECs and CTechs?
Kingham Hill offers pupils the chance to study two BTECs and two CTechs:
BTECs (Business and Technology Education Council) and CTechs (Cambridge Technical) are vocational qualifications. The reason for some subjects being called BTECs and others CTechs is simply the different exam boards; BTECs are run by Pearson, Cambridge Technicals by OCR.
These vocational qualifications are assessed differently to A levels with a particular focus on regular assessment (coursework) rather than examination. They are respected by Russell Group universities and are seen to demonstrate a range of skills.
They carry UCAS points with them in the same way as A levels.
Our four vocational qualifications: Animal Management, Business, Performing Arts and Sport have been chosen by us because universities and employers alike respect the skills and experience gained through them, and - we believe - set pupils up excellently for the world beyond KHS.
- A Distinction* (the highest grade that can be achieved with these qualifications) gives pupils 56 UCAS points and is the equivalent to an A* at A level
- A Distinction gives pupils 48 UCAS points (as would an A at A level)
- A Merit gives pupils 32 UCAS points (as would a C)
- A Pass gives pupils 16 UCAS points (as would an E).