Crash Courses

Due to the unprecedented circumstances over the last academic year, we appreciate that many candidates were unable to sit their examinations in the summer, and many students were not able to complete their studies for the first year of their GCSE and A level courses.

To ensure that both our internal and external students are confident when sitting these exams in Autumn, or just when entering the second year of their studies, BTC will be hosting several GCSE and A level crash courses over September and October. These crash courses will be tailored over a four-week basis to ensure all content is covered with ample exam practise. There will be a number of other crash courses following these at various points in the academic year.

Crash courses can be convenient and cost effective however they do not suit everyone. Students considering a crash course must therefore be aware of the following:

QUALIFICATIONS

To enrol yourself onto a GCSE course, you must be predicted at least a Grade 5. For AS-Level crash courses you must have achieved at least a grade B or above at GCSE level in the subject you wish to take. Similarly, to enrol yourself onto an A2-Level crash course, you must have achieved at least a grade B or above at AS-Level.

ASSESSMENT

Students are assessed by the relevant subject tutors at the beginning of the course. This will ensure the tutor understands the strength and weakness of the students before creating tailored learning logs for each student to cover all content in a timely manner. This is also an excellent opportunity for students to meet their crash course tutor and present their queries. Once students have been assessed they are booked for a crash course at the discretion of both their tutor and the Director himself. All assessments take individual requirements into consideration.

WHAT DOES THE CRASH COURSE INVOLVE?

Update as such: A typical crash course usually consists of several double periods throughout the day with regular breaks in-between. Courses begin in the morning and can sometimes last until early evening. Our crash course tutors will cover the entire syllabus for subjects and will examine their students’ progress throughout the course. All students are expected to complete rigorous and challenging assessments throughout each crash course and must complete a course once it has commenced.

WHERE WILL IT TAKE PLACE?

All crash courses will take place at our centre on Stratford Road.

2020/2021 CRASH COURSE DATES:

Below are the dates for the crash courses over this academic year; they are extremely popular, and we recommend that you book them as soon as you can. Individual course timetables will be issued two weeks before the courses commence.

 

Dates Level Subject Exam Boards
07th September- 04th October      (4 weeks) A level Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics AQA, Edexcel, OCR
05th October- 1st November          (4 Weeks) GCSE English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics AQA, Edexcel, OCR, IGCSE Edexcel
28th December- 3rd January         (1 Week) A Level Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics AQA, Edexcel, OCR
15th February- 21st February     (1 Week) GCSE English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics AQA, Edexcel, OCR, IGCSE Edexcel
05th April- 11th April                     (1 Week) A Level Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics AQA, Edexcel, OCR
12th April- 18th April                    (1 Week) GCSE English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics AQA, Edexcel, OCR, IGCSE Edexcel

Students may wish to enrol on one or multiple crash courses.