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AQA Baccalaureate at Clyst Vale Community College

Course description

Is This Course For Me?
The AQA Baccalaureate provides an opportunity for students to gain credit for any extra work they do outside ofacademic studies. This course is for high achieving students and recognises those who also contribute in other waysto Clyst Vale and the wider community.

What Does This Course Involve?
There are four elements which have to be achieved:

  • 1. Academic Study - students need to take at least three full A-Levels
  • 2. Broader Study - students have to take General Studies to at least AS Level
  • 3. Enrichment Activities - students have to complete a diary showing that they have contributed in a variety of ways. There are three aspects: Work-related learning, where credit is given for paid employment outside of school; Community participation, which can include work in local schools, hospitals and charities; and Personal Development, which includes activities such as Duke of Edinburgh, driving lessons or Sports Leadership. The diary must total 100 hours in at least two of these three core areas over the 2 years
  • 4. Independent Learning - An Extended Project which will develop students’ abilities to manage tasks using their own initiative and resources

  • Entry requirements

    This course requires commitment and determination. It is an additional course to the three A-Levels studied. Strong academic results at GCSE are essential - A ‘B’ grade in English GCSE is a basic requirement.

    How to apply

    If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Clyst Vale Community College directly.

    Last updated date: 20 May 2014

    Key information

    • Start date: Next September
    • Duration: 2 years