Post 16 Enrichment

Duke of Edinburgh Award

 The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) develops young people for life and work. It helps them to fulfil their potential and have a brighter future. For many young people, the impact can be life changing. Anyone within the age range can take part in three progressive levels of programmes leading to a Bronze, Silver, or Gold DofE Award. Whatever they choose to do for their DofE, they’ll make friends for life, have amazing experiences, and enhance their CV and college or university applications.

 The Duke of Edinburgh has many benefits for your child. Below are just a few

– Help to make their community a better place to live.
– Get healthier and happier.
– Become more confident and motivated to succeed at school and beyond.
– Learn how to overcome challenges and be more self-sufficient and resilient.
– Develop positive relationships with teachers outside of the classroom.
– Improve their social skills and make new friends.
– Open doors to further education or employment.

 More information can be found at DofE – The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Core Maths

Core Maths is a Level 3 qualification designed for students who have passed GCSE mathematics at Grade 5 or above but have not chosen to study A level maths. This qualification is equal in size to an AS level and attracts the same UCAS points.

Core Maths is about using maths to solve real-life problems you’ll meet when studying other A levels, in work and in life. You will learn some new topics, but it also uses some of the maths you already know from GCSE.

Core Maths is a particularly useful course to take alongside A levels that require quantitative skills such as Biology, Business, Geography, Sociology, Law & Psychology.

Confidence with maths continues to be essential in a wide range of careers, especially when it comes to using data. Employers place a high value on maths skills and often use numeracy tests to filter job applicants. Students who have studied maths beyond GCSE are more likely to be successful.

Length: 1 Year/ 4 lessons per week

Grades: A to E

UCAS Points: 20

Exam Board: AQA