What are BTEC qualifications?

What are BTEC qualifications?

BTEC stands for the Business and Technology Education Council. BTECs are specialist work-related qualifications. They combine practical learning with subject and theory content.

What do you do in iMedia?

Assessment Details

  1. Storytelling with a comic strip.
  2. Creating a digital animation.
  3. Creating a digital sound or video sequence.
  4. Creating interactive multimedia products.
  5. Digital photography.

Is a 6 a good GCSE grade?

Grade 6 indicates a good level of achievement and will help support progression into higher education and future employment.

Can I get into uni without GCSEs?

Often, universities will specify the minimum grades they expect at GCSE maths and English alongside the more requirements for more advanced qualifications, such as A-levels. Without the required GCSEs, even if you have the necessary A-Levels, the institutions will likely reject you as a candidate.

Can I go to uni with 2 A levels?

Do all universities require three A Levels or will they accept equivalent, e.g. two A Levels and two/three AS Levels? Check with individual universities, but many do accept two A2s and 2–3 AS Levels. Read more about university entry requirements.

What qualification is iMedia?

The OCR iMedia qualifications consist of a three-unit Certificate and a five-unit Diploma, both of which provide progression to a wide range of roles in the creative media industry.

Is 5 a good GCSE grade?

Equivalent GCSE grades Grade 5 is a ‘strong pass’ and equivalent to a high C and low B on the old grading system. Grade 4 remains the level that students must achieve without needing to resit English and Maths post-16.

Do your GCSEs really matter?

GCSEs can determine the sixth form you go to Your GCSE performance is usually a good indicator of how well you’ll do in A-level or other advanced studies – in fact, it’s the only real hard-and-fast evidence of your academic abilities a college has to go on.

Can I lie about my GCSE results on UCAS?

No. You’ll probably get found out, and may lose your place. UCAS has a verification team, and most schools and colleges check their students’ applications before they’re sent. Plus, most universities will ask you to bring your certificates to enrolment, and if there are discrepancies, they may refuse to enrol you.

What does iMedia mean?

Intelligent Mediation Environment

Is iMedia a BTEC?

Each course is studied for 3 hours per week. If you like creating things on the computer, then Creative iMedia is the course you might choose. By taking this option you will be taking a Level 2 VCF course (not a BTEC) from OCR. You will gain grades equivalent to GCSE grades 8 – 1 on successful completion of the course.

What is D2 in GCSE?

C2 = Secure grade C. C3 = Low grade C. D1 = High grade D. D2 = Secure grade D. D3 = Low grade D.

Can you go uni with just GCSE?

Universities and colleges set their own entry requirements for higher education courses, and these vary widely depending on the subject, the specific course, and the course provider. Most courses will also expect you to have some pre-16 qualifications, such as GCSE English and maths, or their equivalents.

Do employers look at GCSE?

Most employers expect people to have good maths and English GCSEs and without this, it can be hard to get your foot in the door. Most graduate schemes and school leaver programmes will have minimum GCSE grade requirements too.

How many GCSE is a BTEC worth?


Can BTEC get you into university?

Phil: “Yes, students with BTECs are able to apply to university (although they need to be level 3, i.e. A-Level equivalent.) Carol: “BTECs are awarded the same UCAS points as A-Levels, so do not stop students getting into university. In our experience universities do accept BTEC qualifications.

Is iMedia a GCSE?

This qualification is equivalent to a GCSE in both size and rigour. It will fit into a study programme at Key Stage 4.

Is BTEC easier than GCSE?

BTEC levels one to three are supposed to be equivalent to GCSEs and A-levels. But life is far harder for BTEC students. BTEC students, however, need to aim for the highest grade possible, as only a few universities actually accept BTECs and the A-level students get priority.