KEY STAGE 5 CURRICULUM
THE AQA BACCALAUREATE
2008 saw the launch of the AQA Baccalaureate Diploma (AQA Bacc) qualification. The Diploma recognises student achievement in terms of both A-levels and a ‘core’ to provide breadth of study and personal challenge.
Unlike the International Baccalaureate, the AQA Bacc is a qualification that retains A-levels as a main component and allows students to select any combination of subjects. Hence the A-level programme continues to reflect both a student’s strength and their preferences. Alongside this, students follow additional studies (General Studies and Critical Thinking) to ensure breadth and development as well-rounded students, through being involved in a wide-range of enrichment activities.
Components of the AQA Bacc:
Enrichment plays a key role in the composition of the AQA Baccalaureate.
Involvement in enrichment activities enables students to develop skills and qualities that universities and employers are seeking.
Students have to complete at least 100 hours during their time in the Sixth Form. At least two of the following core areas must be included with a minimum of 30 hours on any one area from:
Numerous enrichment activities exist within school (see table below) but involvement in activities outside of school also gain accreditation.