I love BTEC Science. It has a place. It doesn't suit my potential doctors, engineers, lawyers and other academia subjects but it suits my nice, hard working, focused Y11 and Y10 pupils. My BTEC Science class believe they can achieve academically and are all going to college. My mirror GCSE group (same FFT grades) are feeling doomed to failure and have little ambition. My BTEC Science class I can leave for 4 lessons in a three days without setting cover because they know what they're doing and how to do it. I came back to a stack of marking. My GCSE group stole my air freshner and my rulers and didn't do any work for the two hours I missed. My BTEC Science class are starting to feel like all the hard work they've done for the past two years is worth nothing because that's what the government says. A bright child can pass a GCSE in Science without writing a word in class, bar during coursework. A BTEC Student can't do that.