Sixth Form

COURSES

We make great efforts to ensure that you embark on courses that most accurately match your ability, qualifications and aspirations. Typically, students will choose 3 A levels or equivalent which they will study over two years.

Please peruse the tabs below to learn more about each course.

Biology

Qualification: A Level Exam Board: OCR

Why choose this course?

OCR’s A Level in Biology A specification aims to encourage learners to:

  • Develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of the subject and how they relate to each other
  • Develop and demonstrate a deep appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of scientific methods
  • Develop competence and confidence in a variety of practical, mathematical and problem solving skills
  • Develop their interest in and enthusiasm for the subject, including developing an interest in further study and careers associated with the subject
  • Understand how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society (as exemplified in ‘How Science Works’ (HSW).

Specific Entry Requirements:

GCSE Grade B in Biology or Additional Science

Course Content/Main Topics Studied:

Year 12

Module 1 – Practical Skills in Biology – taught throughout

Module 2 – Foundations in Biology

Module 3 – Exchange and Transport

Module 4 – Biodiversity, Evolution and Disease

Year 13

Module 5 – Communication, Homeostasis and Energy

Module 6 – Genetics, Evolution and Ecosystems

Assessment:

100% exam to be taken at the end of Year13.

Module 1 – Development of practical skills in biology contains two sections. 1.1 Practical skills which are assessed in the final written examinations and, 1.2 Practical skills which are assessed in the Practical Endorsement. Practical  activities are embedded within the learning outcomes of the course to encourage practical activities in the classroom which contribute to the achievement of the Practical Endorsement as well as enhancing learners’ understanding of biological theory and practical skills.

Higher Education and Career Opportunities:

Biology is a key subject for lots of STEM careers, particularly in healthcare, medicine and jobs involving plants or animals. The list is pretty long and includes: nursing, dentistry, forensic science, psychology, physiotherapy, botany, environmental science, zoology, geology, oceanography, pharmaceuticals, energy, teaching, science writing, genetics and research. Biology is part of that gang of four subjects, which also includes Maths, Physics and Chemistry. You’ll often need at least two of these four subjects to get onto lots of different science based courses, so it’s a useful all-round choice. You’ll specifically need Biology for courses in medicine, Biomedical Sciences, Dentistry, Dietetics (studies in food and nutrition), Physiotherapy, Orthopics (treating eye disorders) and Veterinary Science.

Biology is usually required or recommended for degrees in:

Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Geology, Environmental Science, Materials Science, Nursing & Midwifery, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Pharmacy, Sports Science, Psychology and Speech Therapy.

It is also useful for: Anthropology, Psychology, Civil Engineering, Geography, and Teaching.

Contact Information:

Mr M Wilkinson / Dead of Science

mwilkinson@crestwood-s.dudley.sch.uk

Business

Qualification: BTEC National Diploma Exam Board: Edexcel

Why choose this course?

The Extended Certificate is for learners who are interested in learning about the business sector alongside other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of higher education courses, not necessarily in business-related subjects. It is designed to be taken as part of a programme of study that includes other appropriate BTEC Nationals or A Levels.

Specific Entry Requirements:

GCSE Business / BTEC Level 2 in Business an

advantage but not necessary

Course Content/Main Topics Studied:

H (480 TQT) Equivalent in size to one A Level. Units Covered

  1. Exploring Business – Mandatory
  2. Developing a Marketing Campaign – Mandatory
  3. Personal and Business Finance – Mandatory
  4. Recruitment and Selection Process – Optional
  5. Investigating Customer Service – Optional

Assessment:

4 units of which 3 are mandatory and 2 are external.

Higher Education and Career Opportunities:

Progression to Higher Education Courses / Apprenticeships.

Contact Information:

Nathalie Boddy / Teacher of MFL / Business

nboddy@crestwood-s.dudley.sch.uk

Chemistry

Qualification: A Level Exam Board: OCR

Why choose this course?

OCR’s A Level in Chemistry A specification aims to encourage learners to:

  • Develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of the subject and how they relate to each other
  • Develop and demonstrate a deep appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of scientific methods
  • Develop competence and confidence in a variety of practical, mathematical and problem solving skills
  • Develop their interest in and enthusiasm for the subject, including developing an interest in further study and careers associated with the subject understand how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences

Specific Entry Requirements:

GCSE Grade B in Chemistry or Additional Science

Course Content/Main Topics Studied:

Year 12

Module 1 – Development of Practical Skills in Chemistry

Module 2 – Foundations in Chemistry

Module 3 – Periodic Table and Energy

Module 4 – Core Organic Chemistry

Year 13

Module 5 – Physical Chemistry and Transition Elements

Module 6 – Organic chemistry and Analysis

Assessment:

100% exam to be taken at the end of Year13. Students will sit three externally assessed exams containing some synoptic assessment, some extended response questions and some stretch and challenge questions. Stretch and challenge questions are designed to allow the most able learners the opportunity to demonstrate the full extent of their knowledge and skills.

Practical Endorsement in Chemistry

Performance in this component is reported separately to the performance in the A Level exams. This non-exam assessment component rewards the development of practical competency in chemistry and is teacher assessed. Learners demonstrate competence in the range of skills and techniques by carrying

out a minimum of 12 assessed practical activities. The Practical Endorsement is teacher assessed against the Common Practical Assessment Criteria.

Higher Education and Career Opportunities:

Chemistry will help you get ahead in most STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) careers such as, Medicine, Environmental Science, Engineering, Toxicology, Developing Consumer Products, Metallurgy, Space Exploration, Developing Perfumes and Cosmetics, Pharmaceuticals, Energy, Teaching, Science Writing, Software Development and Research, Physics, Biology, Engineering, IT, Psychology, Geography and Geology. But study it alongside a Modern Language or an essay subject like History at A Level and you will have even more options for courses and careers.

Contact Information:

Mr M Wilkinson / Dead of Science

mwilkinson@crestwood-s.dudley.sch.uk

English Literature

Qualification: A Level Exam Board: Edexcel

Why choose this course?

It is a comprehensive course, which covers a wide range of literary genres from varying time periods; a course which enables students to develop their understanding and appreciation of English literature.

Component 1 – Shakespeare and other drama

Component 2 – Two prose texts from a chosen theme. At least one of the prose texts must be pre-1900.

Component 3 – A study of poetry from varying time periods.

Coursework – A comparison of texts with a theme of your choice.

Specific Entry Requirements:

GCSE English Language and Literature B grade or

higher.

Assessment:

Component 1: Drama – Examination – 30% of the total qualification.

Component 2: Prose – Examination – 20% of the total qualification

Component 3: Poetry – Examination – 30% of the total qualification

Coursework: 20% of the examination

Higher Education and Career Opportunities:

Higher Education: English/English Literature degrees, Media, Film studies, Journalism, teacher training, legal courses and many more academic based courses.

Career opportunities: English Literature is a sound basis for many jobs and is a good grounding for a range of careers.

Contact Information:

Natalie Hall (Head of English)

nhall@Crestwood-s.dudley.sch.uk

French

Qualification: A Level Exam Board: EDEXCEL

Why choose this course?

A motivating course of study which will enable students to develop an advanced knowledge and understanding of the French Language, the culture of France and other Francophone countries, as well as practical and valuable language and transferable study skills. This course will help to prepare students for higher education and will enhance their employability profile.

Specific Entry Requirements:

Grade B or higher at GCSE is desirable.

Assessment:

Listening, Reading, Translation 40% of total marks

  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Translation into English

Written response to works and translation 30% of total marks

  • Section A –Translation into French
  • Section B – Written response to works (literary text)
  • Section C – Written response to works (films)

Speaking 30% of total marks

Higher Education and Career Opportunities:

  • Degree Level French, International Studies, French and business, French and Law.
  • Teaching, translating, interpreting, civil service, import/ export, immigration service, customs and excise, travel industry, international sales and marketing, transport, tourism and leisure.
  • Studying a language alongside subjects such as law, business and accountancy add an international element which can bring greater career opportunities and can command a higher salary.

Contact Information:

Nathalie Boddy / Teacher of MFL / Business

nboddy@crestwood-s.dudley.sch.uk

Geography

Qualification: A Level Exam Board: AQA

Why choose this course?

AQA A Level is a natural progression for those who enjoyed and succeeded with AQA GCSE Geography. It continues to develop and challenge students thinking about the world and our place within it. Fieldwork is a compulsory element of the course which means students will have to opportunity to put theory to the text and get outside the classroom (this also means some costs)

Specific Entry Requirements:

GCSE Grade B in Geography.

Course Content/Main Topics Studied:

  • Water & Carbon Cycles
  • Coastal Landscapes & Environments
  • Hazards
  • Global Systems & Governance
  • Changing Places
  • Population & the Environment

Assessment:

Physical Geography Examination paper, 2hrs30, 40% of A Level

Human Geography examination paper, 2hrs30, 40% of A Level

Fieldwork Investigation – Coursework, 20% of A Level.

Higher Education and Career Opportunities:

Geography is a highly regarded academic subject as it combines both the physical and social sciences together. It utilises a variety of key learning skills which universities and/or employers are looking for.

Contact Information:

Paul Carine / Geography Teacher

pcarine@crestwood-s.dudley.sch.uk

German

Qualification: A Level Exam Board: EDEXCEL

Why choose this course?

A motivating course of study which will enable students to develop an advanced knowledge and understanding of the German Language, the culture of Germany and other German speaking countries, as well as practical and valuable language and transferable study skills. This course will help to prepare students for higher education and will enhance their employability profile.

Specific Entry Requirements:

Grade B or higher at GCSE is desirable.

Assessment:

Listening, Reading, Translation 40% of total marks

  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Translation into English.

Written response to works and translation 30% of total marks

  • Section A –Translation into German
  • Section B – Written response to works (literary text)
  • Section C – Written response to works (films)

Speaking 30% of total marks

Higher Education and Career Opportunities:

  • Degree Level German, International Studies, German and business, German and Law.
  • Teaching, translating, interpreting, civil service, import/ export, immigration service, customs and excise, travel industry, international sales and marketing, transport, tourism and leisure.
  • Studying a language alongside subjects such as law, business and accountancy add an international element which can bring greater career opportunities and can command a higher salary.

Contact Information:

Mrs L. Allardice

lallardice@crestwood-s.dudley.sch.uk

Miss K Oestreich

koestreich@crestwood-s.dudley.sch.uk

Computer Science

Qualification: A Level Exam Board: AQA

Why choose this course?

It is an exciting time to be a computer scientist! We are living in the midst of a revolution powered by computers. This revolution has invaded all aspects of society. It is a communication revolution, a transport revolution, a medical revolution, an entertainment revolution. Consider the things you would be capable of with the expertise of Programming.

Specific Entry Requirements:

  • GCSE Maths Grade B or higher (required)
  • GCSE Computing Grade C or higher (preferred)

Course Content/Main Topics Studied:

Over the two years you will learn about: Fundamentals of Programming, Data Structures, Algorithms, Theory of Computation, Data Representation, Computer Systems, Computer Organisation and Architecture, Communication and Networking and Databases.

Assessment:

  • On screen examination – 40%
  • Written examination – 40%
  • Individual Programming Project – 20%

Higher Education and Career Opportunities:

Avenues for future employment include: video game development, artificial intelligence, software engineering, animation, computer architecture, teaching, biomechanics, networking, graphics and many more.

Contact Information:

Mr L Dowd / Head of Computing

ldowd@crestwood-s.dudley.sch.uk

Crestwood

Health and Social Care

Qualification: BTEC Level 3 National Diploma Exam Board:EDEXCEL

Why choose this course?

This qualification has been designed to account for two-thirds of a two-year, full-time study programme for learners who are intending to go onto further study in a related sector. It supports access to a range of higher education courses if taken as part of a programme of study that includes another BTEC or A Level alongside it.

Specific Entry Requirements:

GCSE Grade A-C in English and Maths.

Course Content/Main Topics Studied:

Student must study six mandatory units which are Unit 1 – Human Lifespan Development, Unit 2 – Working in Health and Social Care, Unit 4 – Enquiries into Current Research for Health and Social Care, Unit 5 – Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs, Unit 7 – Principles in Safe Practice in Health and Social Care, Unit 8 – Promoting Public Health. Three other units can be selected by students to complete the required amount of work to gain the Diploma.

Assessment:

A mix of external and internal marking will be applied across all units.

Higher Education and Career Opportunities:

This qualification is generally taken alongside other qualifications as part of a 2-year programme of learning. This will enable learners to progress to a degree programme chosen from a range of programmes in the Health and Social Care Sector. The qualification is intended to carry UCAS points and is recognised by higher education institutions as contributing to meeting admission requirements to many relevant courses. It can be taken alongside, for example:

  • An A Level in Biology, which could lead to a BSc (Hons) in

Nursing or Midwifery

  • An A Level in Sociology, which could lead to a BA (Hons) in

Social Work

  • A BTEC Certificate in Sport, which could lead to a BSc

(Hons) in Physiotherapy

  • An A Level in Psychology, which could lead to a BSc (Hons)

in Psychology.

Contact Information:

Mr S. Evans

sevans@crestwood-s.dudley.sch.uk

History

Qualification: A Level Exam Board: OCR

Why choose this course?

You will explore a broad range of historical periods – some of which may be less familiar – giving you a good basis for making  choices if you choose to undertake a History Degree later. You will also have the opportunity to experience a wide variety of approaches to History. For instance, some units focus on Political History whilst others place the emphasis on Social and Cultural History. You will also take a unit on Non British History, as well as one that focuses on National History. The third unit will allow you to explore a particular theme (Popular Culture and the Witchcraze of the 16th and 17th Centuries). The topic based essay will require more independent learning and research.

Specific Entry Requirements:

B in History, B in English Language,

B in English Literature.

Course Content/Main Topics Studied:

  • British Period Study – Britain 1900 – 1951: England and a

New Century c. 1900 – 1918

  • Non British Period Study – The USA in the 19th Century:

Westward Expansion and Civil War 1803 – c. 1890

  • Thematic Study and Historical Interpretations – Popular

Culture and the Witchcraze of the 16th and 17th Centuries.

  • Topic based essay

Assessment:

  • British Period Study – 25% (1 hour 30 minute exam paper)
  • Non British Period Study – 15% (1 hour exam paper)
  • Thematic Study and Historical Interpretations – 40%

(2 hour 30 minute paper)

  • 3000-4000 word topic based essay – 20%

Higher Education and Career Opportunities:

  • History Degree, Sociology Degree, Archaeology Degree,

Art History Degree, Politics Degree

  • Heritage Sector
  • Museum and Education Sector
  • Academic Librarian/Archivist
  • Archaeology
  • Journalism
  • Politics

Contact Information:

Ms R Lowe / Head of Year 10/Teacher of History

rlowe@crestwood-s.dudley.sch.uk

Mathematics

Qualification: A Level Exam Board: EDEXCEL

Why choose this course?

  • Enjoyment – One of the best reasons to choose an A Level subject is the fact that you enjoy the subject.
  • Desirability – Employers are keen on candidates who have A Level Maths.
  • Problem solving skills – A Level Maths develops your ability to solve problems in the wider world as well as the mathematical world.
  • Logical thought – Studying A Level Maths encourages your ability to think logically.
  • Language of the universe – Maths is the language of the universe. If you can master Maths at A Level, everything else will seem easier.

Specific Entry Requirements:

Maths GCSE Grade B

Assessment:

3 papers will be sat.

All papers are written examinations which will last for 2 hours. Each exam is out of 100 marks and is worth 33.3% of your overall grade.

Higher Education and Career Opportunities:

Just about everything! People with Maths A Level and other qualifications can go into: accounting, medicine, engineering, forensic pathology, finance, business, consultancy, teaching, IT, games development, scientific research, programming, civil service, design, construction and astrophysics to name a few.

Contact Information:

Mr A Lockett / Head of Mathematics

alockett@crestwood-s.dudley.sch.uk

Physics

Qualification: A Level Exam Board: OCR

Why choose this course?

OCR’s A Level in Physics A specification aims to encourage

learners to:

  • Develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of the subject and how they relate to each other
  • Develop and demonstrate a deep appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of scientific methods
  • Develop competence and confidence in a variety of practical, mathematical and problem solving skills
  • Develop their interest in and enthusiasm for the subject, including developing an interest in further study and careers associated with the subject
  • Understand how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society (as exemplified in ‘How Science Works’ (HSW)

Specific Entry Requirements:

 

GCSE Grade B in Physics or Additional Science

 

Course Content/Main Topics Studied:

Year 12

Module 1 – Practical Skills in Physics– taught throughout

Module 2 – Foundations of Physics

Module 3 – Forces and Motion

Module 4 – Electrons, Waves and Photons

Year 13

Module 5 – Newtonian World and Astrophysics

Module 6 – Particles and Medical Physics

 

Assessment:

100% exam to be taken at the end of Year13.

Module 1 – Development of practical skills in biology contains two sections. Module 1 – Development of Practical Skills in Physics: 1.1 Practical skills assessed in a written examination and 1.2 Practical skills assessed in the practical endorsement. Practical activities are embedded within the learning outcomes of the course to encourage practical activities in the classroom which contribute to the achievement of the Practical Endorsement.

Higher Education and Career Opportunities:

Physics is a seriously useful subject for the majority of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) careers and you’ll find physicists everywhere, in industry, transport, government, universities, the armed forces, the secret service, games companies, research labs and more. Physics is especially helpful for jobs that involve building things and developing new technologies, including: engineering (flight, buildings, space, you name it…), astronomy, robotics, renewable energies, computer science, communications, space exploration, science writing, sports and games technology, research and nanotechnology (that’s engineering on a seriously tiny molecular scale). Physics is also part of the gang of four – which includes Maths, Chemistry and Biology – that you usually need to pick at least two from at A Level to do a range of science degrees, including medicine and engineering. Physics is especially highly recommended for the physical sciences, which involves the study non-living objects. Physics A Level is usually required for degree courses in: Engineering (general, aeronautical, civil, electrical, mechanical, sometimes chemical), and, you guessed it, Physics… It is often recommended or useful for: Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing and other practise based medicine courses, Architecture, Computer Science, Geography, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Maths, Materials Science, Pharmacy, Sports Science, Surveying, Psychology,

Teaching. It is also useful for: Anthropology, Psychology, Civil Engineering, Geography, and Teaching. You may need a Physics GCSE or A-level for some Advanced / Higher Apprenticeships in Engineering or to work as a science technician.

Contact Information:

Mr M Wilkinson / Head of Science

Mwilkinson@crestwood-s.dudley.sch.uk

Design and Technology:

Product Design (3D)

Qualification: A Level

Exam Board: AQA

Why choose this course?

25% of UK jobs are in design, manufacture and engineering – more than any other sector! Think about the objects that you love. Your mobile phone with its delicious curves was designed on a computer screen. The car you yearn for started life as a reduced size clay model. A building that you admire sprang from the drawing board of an architect. And it’s not a new phenomenon. Our fascination with 3D design goes back to flint arrow heads and earthenware pots. As a 3D designer you are at the crossroads of a number of skills. Of course you need creativity, in order to imagine the shape and function of the object. But you’ll also need to know about manufacturing processes, CAD/CAM, materials and marketing. Those interested in a career in design and engineering, and who are also studying Maths and at least one Science at A Level, are eligible to apply for an Arkwright Engineering Scholarship. This offers industry mentoring, work placements and bursaries to help support and encourage students through their A Level and University studies.

Specific Entry Requirements:

B grade in GCSE Design and Technology – ideally

Product Design

Assessment:

In the first year you’ll have two assessments. A two hour written paper accounts for 25% of your total marks (50% of AS Level). The coursework and your design portfolio account for another 25% of your marks (50% of AS Level). Year two is the same. A two hour written paper accounts for 25% of your marks and the coursework and your design portfolio account for the final 25% of your A Level marks.

Higher Education and Career Opportunities:

3D Product Design could take you into a number of exciting career paths. Of course there’s product or automotive design. But what about computer generated cartoons? Or maybe CAD for industry appeals to you more? This course could take you into engineering, architecture, teaching, manufacturing, advertising, media and business studies. There is a shortage of skilled designers and engineers in the UK. As mentioned above, we are an Arkwright Scholarship affiliated centre. The aim is to encourage more students to pursue careers in engineering and technical design: www.arkwright.org.uk/

Contact Information:

Mr G. Smith – Head of Design and Technology

gsmith@crestwood-s.dudley.sch.uk

Psychology

Qualification: A Level Exam Board: OCR

Why choose this course?

Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour and the mind. Develop a distinctive and broad set of analytical skills, allowing scope for extensive evaluation from a range of perspectives. Critically assess scientific data, conduct research, gather literature from a range of different sources and become experienced in report writing.

Specific Entry Requirements:

  • Grade C in GCSE Mathematics or Statistics
  • Grade C in GCSE English Language
  • Grade C in GCSE Science

Assessment:

  • Research methods (30% of total A Level, 2 hour written paper)
  • Core studies (35% of total A Level, 2 hour written paper)
  • Applied Psychology (35% of total A Level, 2 hour written paper)

Higher Education and Career Opportunities:

Careers available in The NHS, schools, police force and forensics, become a councillor, work in social services. A Psychology A Level will equip students with valuable analytical skills, the ability to evaluate and think critically, as well as developing string skills in numeracy (statistics) and literacy.

Contact Information:

Mr S Chatterley

schatterley@crestwood-s.dudley.sch.uk

Religious Studies

Qualification: A Level Exam Board: AQA

Why choose this course?

A Level Religious Studies is a wonderful course to study in its own right as well as a brilliant subject to bring balance to your selection of subjects. It asks the ultimate questions! Why are we here? How was the universe created? Is euthanasia right or wrong? You will study the great philosophers and their theories about how humans should live. Its skills of critical evaluation of the opinions/beliefs of others are widely respected in so many areas of higher education study and in so many professional arenas too. It can lead to a study of Theology at university, those who study Law respect its focus on right and wrong and those in the caring professions value its emphasis on real people and how they live.

Specific Entry Requirements:

GCSE Grade B or above in RE

Course Content/Main Topics Studied:

The course is broken up into components. Component 1 is called Philosophy of Religion and Ethics and Component 2 is called Study of Religion and Dialogues. In component 1 you will study a diverse range of ethical issues (issues of right and wrong) and the theories of the great philosophers (such as Plato or Kant) as well. Everything from whether God exists to how animals should be treated. In component 2 you will focus on Christianity. The key aspects are fascinating such as sources of wisdom and authority, religion and science and religion, gender and sexuality. A Level Religious Studies might be called the oldest and the newest subject in the curriculum. One minute you are assessing the text of the bible and the next drawing examples from today’s news.

Assessment:

The course is assessed by two written exams at the end of year 13. Each exam is 3 hours long.

Higher Education and Career Opportunities:

Degrees in Theology or Philosophy. Great link to degrees in Law and Politics. Links to caring professions such as Nursing.

Contact Information:

Mr M Watts / Head of Humanities

mwatts@crestwood-s.dudley.sch.uk

Sport

Qualification: BTEC National Diploma

Exam Board: EDEXCEL

Why choose this course?

This is intended as an Applied General qualification, equivalent in size to two A Levels. It has been designed as part of a two year programme, normally in conjunction with one or more qualifications at Level 3. This qualification is aimed at learners looking to progress to higher education in this sector.

Specific Entry Requirements:

GCSE Grade B in PE

Course Content/Main Topics Studied:

  • Student must study six mandatory units which are:
  • Unit 1 – Anatomy and physiology, Unit 2 – Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Wellbeing
  • Unit 3 – Professional Development in the Sports Industry
  • Unit 4 – Sports Leadership
  • Unit 22 – Investigating Business in Sport and the Active Leisure Industry
  • Unit 23 – Skill Acquisition in Sport. Three other units can be selected by students to complete the required amount of work to gain the Diploma.

Assessment:

Unit 1 will be an externally set exam. All other units will internally marked at Crestwood and are subject to verification procedure from the exam board.

Higher Education and Career Opportunities:

The qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as:

  • Contributing to meeting admission requirements for many courses if taken alongside other
  • Qualifications as part of a two-year programme of study.
  • It combines well with a large number of subjects and supports entry to higher education courses in
  • A wide range of disciplines (depending on the subjects taken alongside).
  • For learners who wish to study an aspect of sport in higher education, opportunities include:
  • BA (Hons) in Sport Studies and Business, if taken alongside A Levels in Business and
  • Maths
  • BSC (Hons) in Sport Psychology, if taken alongside a BTEC National Extended Certificate in
  • Applied Science and A Level in Psychology
  • BA (Hons) in Sports Education and Special and Inclusive Education, if taken alongside an
  • A Level in English Language and a BTEC National Extended Certificate in Performing Arts
  • BA (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science, if taken alongside a BTEC National Diploma in
  • Applied Science.
  • Learners should always check the entry requirements for degree programmes with specific
  • higher education providers.
  • Jobs in the leisure and coaching industries are also areas where the qualification would be of benefit.

Contact Information:

Mr S. Evans

sevans@crestwood-s.dudley.sch.uk

Mr D. Boerm

dboerm@crestwood-s.dudley.sch.uk

Travel and Tourism

Qualification: BTEC National Diploma

Exam Board: PEARSON

Why choose this course?

BTEC Travel & Tourism is designed to give students a valuable learning platform in the travel and tourism industry. Gaining the qualification aids progression onto higher level awards and possible apprenticeships.

Specific Entry Requirements:

Geography GCSE Grade C or above

Course Content/Main Topics Studied:

  • The UK travel and tourism sector
  • UK travel and tourist destinations
  • International travel and tourist destinations
  • Factors affecting worldwide travel and tourism

Assessment:

  • 75% internally assessed via coursework, case studies and examinations
  • 25% externally assessed via examination.

Higher Education and Career Opportunities:

Travel and Tourism allows a deeper understanding of the industry and aids progression into the workplace or further learning

Contact Information:

Paul Carine / Geography Teacher

pcarine@crestwood-s.dudley.sch.uk