The AQA Baccalaureate, known as the AQA Bacc has been introduced as we believe it provides greater stretch and challenge than the standard A Level programme alone. It is welcomed by Universities who recognise those who complete it as having greater breadth and depth to their Sixth Form studies. The AQA Bacc not only requires academic achievement in three A Levels but also success in terms of wider learning and enrichment activities. The AQA Bacc is particularly suited to students aiming for the top Universities including Oxbridge, and will provide the edge when applying for competitive subjects such as medicine or law or subjects with large numbers of applicants.
What does the AQA Bacc entail?
The AQA Bacc is based around a core of three A Level subjects. In addition you will undertake a further three components; AS Citizenship, 100 hours of enrichment activities and the Extended Project.
Three A Levels + AS Citizenship + Enrichment + Extended Project Qualification
Why choose the Bacc?
The AQA Bacc has many benefits for students as it clearly demonstrates the skills and personal qualities which employers and universities are looking for. It recognises and celebrates the achievements of A Level students who have studied three A levels in depth and have also extended their education beyond the formal curriculum. The Bacc also provides breadth of experience and promotes independent learning, self management and research skills through the completion of an extended project. It helps students see education in a wider context and encourages lifelong learning.
How is the AQA Bacc graded?
Three A levels and Extended Project– each at Grade E or above = AQA Bacc
Three A levels and Extended Project– each at Grade C or above = AQA Bacc with Merit
Three A levels and Extended Project – each at Grade A or above = AQA Bacc with Distinction.