Plus Programme


The standard study programme for Level 3 (i.e. A level or Cambridge Technical L3) students will comprise three subjects. The majority of L3 students will be enrolled onto such a study programme.

In addition to this is the Plus Programme, i.e. the study of a 4th subject, available to some students. There are two key components of this Plus Programme:

–  provision which boosts students’ performance in English and/or Maths

–  provision which provides additional support and challenge to the  highest performing students i.e. those achieving an average GCSE score of 7.0 or higher

For some students, participation in the Plus programme will be compulsory, for others it will be optional

a. It will be compulsory in the following cases:

i. For students not already achieving at least grade 4 in GCSE English: GCSE English

ii. For students not already achieving at least grade 4 in GCSE Maths: GCSE Maths

iii. For students already achieving grade 4 in GCSE English, but not opting to improve their grade as in b.i. below: English for Advanced Studies

iv. For students studying at least one of A level Accounting, Chemistry or Physics but not studying A level Maths: L3 Certificate in Mathematical Studies

b. It will be optional in the following cases:

i. For students already achieving grade 4 in GCSE English, but wanting to improve their grade for future progression purposes: GCSE English

ii. For students already achieving grade 4 in GCSE Maths, but wanting to improve their grade for future progression purposes: GCSE Maths

iii. For students studying A level Business but not studying A level Maths: L3 Certificate in Mathematical Studies

iv. For students achieving an average GCSE score of 7.0 or higher: either the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) or a 4th A level or an AS level (please click here for full information on the Honours programme)

NB

In addition to the Plus Programme, all L3 students will have the opportunity to participate in enrichment activities (sports teams, Duke of Edinburgh Award, volunteering activities etc.) and will be expected to complete a meaningful work experience at some point within the two years’ duration of their study programme.