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The Ashcombe School


GCSE Options

Thank you to everyone who has submitted the GCSE Options Form for their child. If you would like to adjust the choices for your child please email Mr Robinson. 

GCSE Options Evening Booklet and link to the Options Form

GCSE Options Handbook

GCSE Options Evening Presentation

Specification Codes and Exam Boards

BTEC Construction & Hair and Beauty

The BTEC Construction, and Hair and Beauty courses were introduced for Year 10 in 2021. They offer practical-based learning, continual assessment and take place once a week in the afternoon. Please tick the box on the Initial Preferences form if you are interested in taking one of these courses. There will be an interview and selection process for these courses.

BTEC Selection Process

Thank you to all the students who have expressed an interest in the BTEC courses in Construction and Hair and Beauty. 

Mrs Sampson (Assistant Head) has taken over management of the BTEC courses. However, the selection process has not changed. Here are the details about the selection process.


Stage 1 - The letter

Please email your letter to Mrs Sampson

Your letter should cover the following.

1. Why do you want to study a BTEC in either Construction or Hair & Beauty?

2. Do you have any experience with either Construction or Hair & Beauty? This could include doing hair and makeup for friends and family or completing construction projects at home.

3. An example where you have shown real determination to get something finished.


Stage 2 - The Interview

If you submit a good letter, we will interview you. Please don't worry. We will be supportive.


The deadline for your letter to Mrs Sampson is 8th March.


Level 1 BTEC Satro Construction Course

Video Guides

Heads of Department have recorded short video guides as an introduction to the range of optional subjects. Take a look and contact them if you would like more information..