If you are joining us in 2015, please download the Study Programme Booklet for a full explanation of the courses available to you.
CLICK HERE FOR YOUR STUDY PROGRAMME APPLICATION FORM
The BRIT School is committed to offering a broad and varied range of courses across a range of curriculum and creative areas.
These courses offer you the chance to:
- study to suit your academic abilities and subject interests;
- diversify and enhance your portfolio of qualifications, skills and knowledge
- have the best impact on your future progression – be that into Higher Education or Employment.
The core of all the Programmes of Study is BTEC Extended Diploma in your chosen arts subject, which is equivalent to 3 A-Levels and enables progression Higher Education and Employment as a standalone qualification.
Your Programme of Study will be tailored to you allowing you to maximise your learning potential and achieve the best outcomes during your time at the School.
Your Study Programme is what makes up a students' learning experience whilst at an educational institution. For all our students at The BRIT School, this will primarily be taken up by time spent on their chosen strand.
Students must be aware that when they commit to a Study Programme they are committing to The BRIT School's expectation of 96% or higher for attendance across all subjects.
Study Programme 1
All Post 16 provision must ensure that all students have either achieved or are working towards achieving at least a C grade in both GCSE Maths and English Language. In order to study at The BRIT School, it is mandatory that if a student has failed to achieve a grade C in Maths and/or English they will be automatically placed on Study Programme 1. This will mean spending 15 hours per week on their strand and up to an additional 4 hours on Maths and/or English GCSE pathways.
Study Programme 2
Our students will have applied to The BRIT School in order to focus on their strand. This institution is hugely demanding on a student due to the high levels of expectation placed upon them and for many of our students the recommendation will be to study purely their strand e.g. Study Programme 2.
Some of our students would like to further their knowledge of another area or simply support their breadth of knowledge. For these students they must carefully consider the type of course that they wish to study; its relevance to their chosen career path; the impact that this may have on their strand and the application and dedication that will be required to complete a fourth qualification. Subject to availability and suitability, they can select from:
Study Programme 3
Study Programme 3 is made up of 15 hours per week dedicated to your strand and a further 5 hours per week dedicated to an AS subject/pathway. Whilst the strand will cover two years of study, the AS will be completed in one year. There is also an expectation for all AS subjects that students spend an additional 5 hours per week on independent study for their pathways subject. Some subjects may require a portfolio or evidence of work on the induction day.
Study Programme 4
In exceptional cases, students may wish to follow Study Programme 4. This is made up of 15 hours per week dedicated to your strand and a further 5 hours per week dedicated to an A level subject/pathway. Both courses will be completed over a two year period. There is also an expectation for all A level subjects, that students also spend a minimum of 5 hours per week on independent study for their pathways subject.
Study Programme 5
To provide breadth, Study Programme 5 offers a more vocational addition to a student’s education. As with all of the other Study Programmes, 15 hours will be spent on their strand with further 5 hours each week on a BTEC Certificate/pathway. The BTEC Certificate will be completed within one year. Some subjects may require a portfolio or evidence of work on the induction day .
Subjects Available at Post 16
2015/16 Course Offer
- GCSE retakes: Maths and/or English Language
- AS Levels (1 year course): Art & Design, Creative Writing, Dance, Film, Theatre
- A Levels (2 year course): English Literature, History, Maths
- BTEC Certificate (1 year course): Business, Interactive Media, Make-up, Photography
2015/16 Process & Application
All Year 12 students will be sent out a Study Programme Booklet with details about the Process and Application Procedures for the forthcoming academic year.
The deadline to return your Study Programme Application Form is Friday 8th May 2015
If you have not received your booklet please contact:
If you have any questions or queries regarding Pathways please contact:
Please email your portfolio/links/evidence to: