Sixth Form Curriculum

At Royal Greenwich Trust School, we offer 4 Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma courses for the 2021 – 2022 academic years. These are Pearson Exam Board qualifications. These are offered to our external applicants and are 2-year programmes. The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diplomas specialise in single subjects and are equivalent to 3 A Levels. Therefore, students go straight on to university with these diplomas. The subjects we offer are below:

  • Engineering
  • Construction
  • Business and Finance
  • Information Technology

Please view our Virtual Open Day videos for more information on each subject.

What are the entry requirements?

Students need 4 GCSE or equivalent qualifications with a minimum of a grade 4 including GCSE Maths grade 4 and GCSE English Language grade 4

Course Overview

The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diplomas comprise 13 – 15 units, of which 7 – 9 units are mandatory and the remaining units are optional. The optional units have been pre-selected by the subject leaders to ensure a broad and varied curriculum and topics which are desirable to universities and employers. 3 – 4 of the mandatory units are external exams.

What do the courses consist of?

Students will be taught the course content through blended learning and practical tasks. Students will be able to use our many new computer rooms and study rooms to work independently on their coursework tasks throughout the week.

What benefits are there to studying BTECs?

Students will be able to go straight onto university degree courses, Level 4 or higher apprenticeships, employment or set up an enterprise. The many coursework units enable students to bank grades as they go through the course instead of relying on terminal exams to decide the outcome of their course. As a practical based course, students get a real sense of work-related learning so that any move into industry at the end of the course is a smoother transition than traditional A levels allow.