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Highlands School

Making Choices

A new Sixth Form Course Guide is available below.

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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