Today, to coincide with GCSE results day, Pearson are issuing some provisional statistics on Level 2 BTEC Results for 2016. Full results will be issued in the autumn.
BTECs are the UK's most popular vocational qualification, taken by over 330,000 Level 2 students (GCSE equivalent) this year.
333,282 students completed a Level 2 BTEC for 2015/16, compared to 579,915 in 2014/15. This decrease largely reflects anticipated changes in registrations following changes to accountability measures.
The provisional data indicates the five most popular Level 2 BTECs studied this year are:
- Applied Science 68,056
- Sport 57,925
- Business 35,324
- Health and Social Care 34,262
- Information Technology 33,798
The provisional data indicates that the five Level 2 BTEC NQF Extended Certificate subjects which saw the biggest increases in registrations were:
- Health & Social Care – 4179 students
- ICT – 2539 students
- Business – 1866 students
- Sport – 1173 students
- Creative Media – 1169 students
The full BTEC Results data set will be published in the autumn, as in previous years.
If you would like to speak to BTEC students or visit a college with BTEC students reflecting on their results, please contact us.