We are delighted to announce the introduction of BTECs in Countryside Management, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship and Hospitality, supporting our unique location and ambition to provide a holistic education for all our students.
BTECs will further enhance our practical portfolio of subjects, available to Years 12 and 13 from September 2018.
Countryside Management will explore the legal and practical side of managing an estate and builds on our already thriving gamekeeping activities, while Enterprise and Entrepreneurship will give students the skills they need to feel confident in running their own business. Hospitality will focus on event management, as well as the importance of the hospitality industry for the economy.
Students can choose to study only BTECs, or to follow a mixed pathway of one or two BTECs alongside one or two A Levels. The courses will be led by Harriet Thompson, Assistant Head Academic Development, who joined us late last year. Harriet says: “At Ampleforth, we pride ourselves on offering an education which not only helps our pupils flourish academically but sets them up for when they leave the school. We’re so excited to be offering BTEC courses to our students and have already had such positive feedback from parents and pupils alike. BTECs offer a practical way of learning by doing for students and will really take advantage of Ampleforth’s magnificent setting and help to embed our core values even further into the curriculum.”