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GCSE & BTEC Information Evening

October 4, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm +04

Safa College

Who should attend?

Families with secondary aged children; students looking at making final GCSE or A level option choices; those wishing to undertake summer internships, and universities from across the UAE.

HODs & Subject Heads

Speak to current Head of Departments many of which are current examiners and assesors.

Free to attend

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General Certificate of Secondary Education

Part of the UK National Curriculum taught to pupils aged 14-16 years old in Year 10 and 11.

GCSEs students can take as many as 12 GCSEs and as few as 7 GCSEs depending on student selection and bespoke student pathways.

GCSE exams come after a two year course of study.
In some subjects, students’ coursework is also assessed as part of their GCSE result.

Business & Technology Educational Council

  • Vocational and work-related courses, designed to accommodate the needs of employers and allow students to progress to further and higher education
  • Practical approach to learning, without missing any of the important theory on the subject
  • BTEC’s are taken in over 100 countries and are extremely reputable
  • Real-life work related units for which students will present evidence
  • Demonstrate your skills and knowledge through a practical situation rather than examinations
  • BTECs are graded using ‘Pass’, ‘Merit’, ‘Distinction’ rather than a grade 9-1
  • No exams
  • Coursework based (but unitised, smaller assignments)
  • Practical based rather than theory and written work
  • Work related skills

Examination Boards

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Meet & Speak to our Secondary Leadership Team

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Adrianne Deacon

If you are interested in participating or require more information, please contact Adrianne Deacon



October 4, 2022
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm +04


Safa College (Gate 3)