P662 Teletext 663 Jun19 11:10:00         ———————————————————— ADVICE  ——— WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BET'FEN THEM? Dear Wendy I will soon be starting a two year GNVQ in Business Studies and hope to go to university in two years. What is the difference between GNVQ and A Level? Kath Jones, Kettering Wendy replies A General National Vocational Qualification (GNVQ) is a very practical form of study, rooted in the needs of a particular fob area. cont... ——————————————————————————————————1/3—— Got an education query? Write to: WENDY BERLINER: Teletext, PO Box 297 London SW6 1XT Class '95 Keyboard NCET On-Line
P662 Teletext 663 Jun19 11:11:11         ———————————————————— ADVICE  ——— WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BET'FEN THEM? Wendy replies A GNVQ Level 3 is very different from an A level, which has an academic approach to study - lots of essays and theory, not much hands-on experience. Both are assessed differently. GNVQs are continually assessed in short blocks of study, supplemented by end of block exams. Most A levels still rely on the sudden-death, end of course exam. ——————————————————————————————————2/3— Education index 660 GRAB A FABBO SPECIAL OFFER! >>>>>> Class '95 Keyboard NCET On-Line
P662 Teletext 663 Jun19 11:10:10         ———————————————————— ADVICE  ——— WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BET'FEN THEM? Wendy replies GNVQs suit people with A level-type ability, who are motivated by a more practical approach to study. Your GNVQ in Business Studies will involve you in quite a lot of work experience, and real-life projects. You might be asked to draw up a business plan for a leisure centre. The centre would be imaginary, but all research to do with it would be real. ——————————————————————————————————3/3— Got an education query? Write to: WENDY BERLINER: Teletext, PO Box 297 London SW6 1XT Class '95 Keyboard NCET On-Line