IB Schools and Colleges Association

Package vocational and academic qualifications together for university success

“Data shows that, over 10 years, 30% more BTEC students failed to complete their degree course than those students who entered university with the equivalent A Level tariff scores. The assumption drawn from this finding is that BTEC students are less well prepared for university that A Level students. However, I believe this simplistic view not only undermines the worth of BTEC qualifications but also the academic potential of those students who choose to follow a vocational route….” Click here to read more from Ryan Kelsall, Impington Village College