BTEC


Meet the Department


Miss Hutchings – Sport, Activity and Fitness Lead Internal Verifier and BTEC Coordinator

Mrs York – Health and Social Care Lead Internal Verifier

Mr York – Engineering Lead Internal Verifier

 


Subject Overview

BTEC Subjects: Health and Social Care, Engineering and Sport 

 

BTEC Tech Awards have been specifically designed for 14-16 year olds and are assessed using assignments and practical tasks to suit students who learn through a vocational context. BTEC qualifications are equivalent to GCSE’s and can be counted in the ‘open’ group for Progress 8. The grading criteria follows a Pass, Merit, Distinction format and assessment is conducted at level 1 and level 2 to recognise the achievements of all students.

 

These qualifications allow students to take responsibility for their own learning and develop skills which are essential for the workplace, such as teamwork, research skills and independent study. They enable students to apply the knowledge they have learned to real life contexts, making the transition from school to the workplace smoother. BTEC Tech Awards give students the opportunity to progress into further study including A Levels, BTEC National Diplomas, Apprenticeships, University and the workplace.



BTEC Tech Award Engineering

Component 1: Exploring Engineering Sectors and Design Applications

Aim: To get to know industry sectors and how the work together to solve real life problems

Internally assessed unit based on assignment and project work. Completed in year 10.

30% of final mark

 

Component 2: Investigating an Engineering Product

Aim: Explore the types of materials, components and processes used to make products, then reproduce and test a product.

Internally assessed work based on assignments and practical assessment. Completed in year 11.

30% of final mark

 

Component 3: Responding to an Engineering Brief

Aim: To provide solutions to real-life problems by creating their own engineered product.

Externally assessed exam involving the creation of an engineering product. First attempt in February of year 11, retakes in May of year 11.

40% of final mark

 

BTEC Tech Award Health and Social Care

Component 1: Human Lifespan Development

Aim: To understand how we grow and develop throughout our lives

Internally assessed unit based on 3 written assignments. Completed in year 10

30% of final mark

 

Component 2: Health and Social Care Services and Values

Aim: To get to know how the Health and Social Care sector works and the care values that lie at the core of it

Internally assessed unit based on 3 written assignments. Completed in year 11

30% of final mark

 

Component 3: Health and Wellbeing

Aim: To help improve someone’s health and wellbeing

Externally assessed exam involving creating a wellbeing plan for an individual. First attempt in February of year 11, retakes in May of year 11

40% of final mark

 

BTEC Tech Award Sport, Activity and Fitness

Component 1: Understand the Body and Supporting Technology for Sport and Activity

Aim: Explore body systems, common sports injuries and technological advances in the sector.

Internally assessed unit based on 3 assignments. Completed in year 10.

30% of final mark

 

Component 2: The Principles of Training, Nutrition and Psychology for Sport and Activity

Aim: Explore how training, nutrition and psychological factors contribute to engagement in sport and activity

Externally assessed written exam taken in February of year 11, retakes in May of year 11

40% of final mark

 

Component 3: Applying the Principles of Sport and Activity

Aim: To understand the attributes of a successful sports leader and plan and lead an engaging activity session.

Internally assessed unit based on 3 assignments involving practical assessment and interview. Completed in year 11.

30% of final mark


Extra Curricular Opportunities


There are regular drop-in after school sessions with subject leaders to help students with assignment writing and exam preparation throughout the two years of the courses.

Helpful Links

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-tech-awards/sport-activity-and-fitness.html

 

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-tech-awards/engineering.html

 

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-tech-awards/health-and-social-care.html

 

On these links you can find downloadable copies of the specifications for each course and overview information


For further information on the curriculum please email adminoffice@bcs.hants.sch.uk

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