Cambridge Technical Courses
Extended Diploma in Sport and
Physical Activity in partnership
with Royston Town FC
Cambridge Technical Level 3
Diploma in Business
Our experienced team of teaching staff deliver over 25 different A Level and BTEC qualifications. A student’s core programme of study is comprised of either 3 or 4 A Levels, a BTEC qualification or a combination of the two. We adopt a very flexible approach to the selection of this core programme of study and adapt this to the needs of the student. We will take the time to explore all of the options with you to discuss your future aspirations to ensure the subject combinations will facilitate this. We encourage students to take on the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) in order that you can develop university research skills and either deepen your academic knowledge or perhaps pursue quite different interests.
All our students are in Sixth Form Tutor Groups, and meet as a Tutor Group at the start of each day. Weekly activities are planned that are designed to develop your study skills, knowledge of current affairs, UCAS applications and other appropriate skills that will help you progress in your studies and beyond.
Our Sixth Form students are enrolled in the Assertive Mentoring programme in which you have regular 1-to-1 sessions with a member of staff to discuss how you can improve your work, resulting in SMART targets which you must meet. These targets are then reviewed in the next meeting and further targets set.
A Level Reform
The government is currently reforming the delivery of A levels moving towards a linear system, where all the main exams will take place at the end of the two year A level programme, without re-take opportunities. AS level exams will be available in these subjects but the AS mark and grade will not count towards the full A level qualification.
Since the year 2000, students have sat AS level exams at the end of their first year under a modular system of A levels. These exams count for 50% of the final A level grade with the A2 year accounting for the other 50% and with the opportunity to retake the AS level to improve the overall mark. These are the qualifications that are being gradually phased out.
We are currently in a transitional phase. This means that some A levels will take a linear form, whilst others will continue on a modular basis in which the AS level grade at the end of the first year will still count towards the final A level grade.