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Highlands School

Highlands School

Making Choices

The choice you make about which path to take at the age of sixteen will influence the future direction of your life. It is a critical decision.‚Äč

Choosing the right course in the sixth form is an important first step to success. We offer two types of Level 3 courses at Highlands and both are designed to help you progress to university, an apprenticeship or employment.

A LEVELS are the traditional academic route. They require a strong ability to recall learnt knowledge and are examined at the end of two years of study.

BTECS are applied learning based on a work sector. They include both exams and coursework assessment taken throughout the course.

Both routes are, of course, challenging and represent a significant step up from GCSE. However, your particular learning and preferred assessment style may favour one of the routes so it is important to be informed.

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