Ambleforth College
Ambleforth College

Holistic Education: Ampleforth College introduces BTEC courses

7 March 2018

Set in 2,000 acres of North Yorkshire countryside, Ampleforth College has announced the introduction of BTECs in Countryside Management, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship and Hospitality, supporting its unique location and ambition to provide a holistic education for its pupils.

With notable Old Amplefordian’s including Lord Bamford and Masterchef finalist Joey O’Hare, the school already prides itself on offering a broad curriculum, with 17 subjects to choose from, and the BTECs will further enhance the school’s practical portfolio of subjects, available to Years 12 and 13 from September 2018.

Countryside Management will explore the legal and practical side of managing an estate and builds on Ampleforth’s already thriving gamekeeping activities, while Enterprise and Entrepreneurship will give students the skills they need to feel confident in running their own business. Hospitality will focus on event management as well as the importance of the hospitality industry for the economy.

Students can choose to study only BTECs, or to follow a mixed pathway of one or two BTECs alongside one or two A Levels. The courses will be led by Harriet Thompson, Assistant Head Academic Development, who joined Ampleforth late last year and reports into Director of Studies Hannah Pomroy.

Harriet said:

At Ampleforth, we pride ourselves on offering an education which not only helps our pupils flourish academically but sets them up for when they leave the school. We’re so excited to be offering BTEC courses to our students and have already had such positive feedback from parents and pupils alike. BTECs offer a practical way of learning by doing for students and will really take advantage of Ampleforth’s magnificent setting and help to embed our core values even further into the curriculum.




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