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- AQA Baccalaureate
The AQA Baccalaureate is a new additional qualification that you can take alongside your A Levels.
It makes you well – rounded because as well as 3 A Levels, the AQA Baccalaureate includes qualifications such as an AS subject for breadth (General Studies), an Extended Project for independent learning and any enrichment activities that you do in the Sixth Form.
It will give you an edge with employers and universities because it demonstrates that you have acquired real life skills. In addition you will gain valuable UCAS points for the AS General Studies and AS Extended Project which can also be taken as stand alone qualifications.
Enrichment falls into three core areas;
- Work related learning, including work experience
- Community participation, such as voluntary service
- Personal development, like the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.
You will record the evidence for these activities on line using a specially created e-diary, which allows you to log and blog!
You will need to do at least 100 hours in a minimum of two of the three above areas.
There are three grades which reflect the consistent achievement in your A Level subjects and your extended project.
- A Level and extended project grade at E or above result in an AQA Baccalaureate
- A Level and extended project grade at C or above result in a AQA Baccalaureate with Merit.
- A Level and extended project at A or above result in an AQA Baccalaureate with Distinction.
Hundreds of students have already achieved the AQA Baccalaureate and thousands more are in the process of completing it this year.
You may find that you are already planning on doing a lot of the activities and qualifications, and seeing how your specialist subjects relate to the community could give you greater insight into your A Level subjects.
For more information visit www.aqa.org.uk/bacc or speak to Mr. Aubeeeluck, Mrs Wild or Mr Turner