Some questions to consider when choosing courses

Enjoyment – Look at your level of interest in each subject: will it carry you through the length of the course?

Breadth – Are you choosing a mix of subjects that is so specialised that it leads in only one direction? If you are not yet certain of your career direction, it would be sensible to keep as many options open as possible.

Ability – Do you have the ability in the subject? Think how you have performed over the last two years, think about your predicted grades and ask the advice of your subject teachers: do they believe you can manage the more advanced work?

Further study – If you are going on to Higher Education, check the subject requirements, e.g. Medicine requires Chemistry and Engineering requires Maths.

Career – If you know your career direction, check out what you will need; but keep in mind that you may change your mind later, or find that you have been over or under ambitious for your level of ability.

Entry requirements – Will you meet the entry requirements for the courses that you are considering? The recommended progression for a Level 2 BTEC course is on to Level 3 BTEC Nationals.

University Destinations of BSV Consortium students – Over the last three years students, from our three schools have successfully applied for every one of the universities included in the Russell Group of Universities and others that are also recognised as being the top universities in the UK.

For advice regarding gaining a place at Verulam School for your son via the Continuing Interest process, or for queries regarding appeals, please contact Ms K Bonass on 01727 754102 or [email protected]

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