Additional qualifications

We offer a range of supplementary qualifications that you can take in addition to your core programme. You can apply for these as part of the start-of-year enrichment sign-up process. Please note that some of these opportunities have limited availability.
Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

The EPQ is a project-based qualification, you can take on something you are passionate about or it can be linked to something you are studying. You will gain around half an A level, which also holds a UCAS points value. The submission could be either a report, essay, creative artefact or an event or performance. You will agree on your area of study in year 12 and undertake most of the work in year 13.

Level 3 Certificate in Financial Studies (CeFS)

The CeFS qualification is awarded by the Institute of Finance University College, carrying up to 70 UCAS points and is assessed by two external exams. You will cover a range of areas such as making and considering options, handling data, and financial capability. You will experience teamwork and communication skills and have a better ability to understand the financial services sector.

Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths)

This one-year qualification carries a maximum of 20 UCAS points and will build on your existing GCSE maths knowledge by developing problem-solving skills, the ability to communicate your mathematical ideas in the areas of statistics, finance and estimation. You will need to have achieved a GCSE grade 5 in maths to do this course. Students studying Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science or Physics may be required to study Core Maths as a part of their programme.

Subject Criteria
Biology Any student with a grade 6 pass (e.g. not grade 7-9) in GCSE Maths
Chemistry Any student with a grade 6 pass (e.g. not grade 7-9) in GCSE Maths
Computer Science Any student not studying A Level Maths/Statistics
Physics Any student not studying A Level Maths/Statistics