GEMS Education gives students fresh choice at post-16 with new suite of tech-focused BTECs
GEMS Education, one of the world’s greatest private K-12 training providers, is providing a range of BTEC (Business and Technology Education Council) requirements to maintain an inclusive, equally various education for all students post-16.
BTECs are analysed especially relevant courses that equip students for the world of work and give proper industry-ready options providing them with the modern skills that businesses need, plus the theoretical knowledge that universities desire.
BTECs carry the same UCAS tariff for taking into universities as A-Level and IB. A Level 3 Distinction* BTEC, is the same as an A* at A level and a Higher Level 7 in IB – they all are worth 56 points.
GEMS Wellington Academy – Al Khail has launched a technology-focused suite of BTEC skills including subjects such as Technology, BioMedical Science, Business Entrepreneurship, Sport, and Performing Arts. BTEC requirements are intended to allow students to not only progress academically but also improve their interpersonal skills by growing leaders in their favoured sector.
GEMS Wellington Academy – Silicon Oasis offers what is known as a ‘Fifth Strand’ – a blend of A-Level, BTEC and International Baccalaureate courses. This highly effective and customised approach gives students with a specific and unique programme of study that is broadly accepted by companies and universities globally.
GEMS Wellington Academy – Silicon Oasis, BTECs are split into units that cover particular areas of knowledge, skills, and understanding required by a special sector or industry. BTEC students take core units that give a broad base and knowledge about the sector and then pick from a range of optional units enabling them to focus on special interests.
Michael Gernon, Chief Education Innovation Officer, GEMS Education, said: “At GEMS Education, we believe that every student and every student can reach their full potential within a programme of study that best accommodates their strengths. Vocational training at GEMS Education is accurate and relevant, providing 16-18-year-olds with the theoretical and functional skills and know-how they need to strongly grow into their preferred careers.”
Thomas Moriarty, Head of Sixth Form, GEMS Wellington Academy – Al Khail, said: “At GEMS Wellington Academy – Al Khail, we work with each pupil at a particular level to ensure their preferred pathway matches the undergraduate course of their choice through effective careers guidance and direction. The BTEC International Level 3 qualification is in tune and up-to-date with the newest content linking to activities such as Technology, Business, Sport and Performing Arts.
“The heart of the essential focuses on students putting their learning into practice through real-life situations, providing them with the information and skills to work in whatever progression path students choose in the future.”