Year 11/13 Transition

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  • Can be studied at college or sixth form.

  • More vocational/practical based – combines hands on learning with subject study

  • Designed for students who have some idea what industry or sector they would like to go into.

  • BTEC Firsts – GCSE standard

  • BTEC Nationals – A Level Standard

  • Entry Requirements depend on the course you are interested in – you may need 5 GCSEs at grade 9 – 4 (A*- C)


  • Combines practical learning and study

  • Gain real work experience

  • Get an income as you study

  • Develop your skills


  • Can be studied at sixth form or college

  • Must have 5 GCSEs at grade 9 – 4 (A*- C)

  • More likely to study and take end of year exams

  • Can study four subjects in your first year and drop in your second year

  • A great way to keep your options open

  • Sixth form has a similar feel to school and what you already know

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