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Advanced Study Programme (Level 3)

You are able to choose an Advanced Study Programme that is individualised to suit your interests and abilities. It will provide you with the knowledge skills and experiences to progress successfully to university, an apprenticeship or employment.

Your Advanced Study Programme (Level 3) will typically consist of 3 core subjects +1 additional option. In the first year this might be an AS course progression option or enrichment such as port, music or drama. 

In the second year your +1 might be a progression option such as The Extended Project Qualification , Arts Award, Core Maths or a Sports Leaders Award.

GCSE qualifications are most suitable for Level 3 study. A lack of GCSE English Language at grade 4 will significantly restrict study programme options. Equivalent qualifications at Level 2 in vocational courses are accepted, provided they are related to the course which has been applied for. However, theses courses are not adequate for entry alone for an Advanced Study Programme and would always need to be accompanied by an appropriate range of GCSEs.

What is an Advanced (Level 3) Qualification

At Godalming College we offer A Levels, Pre-U and BTEC Nationals. They attract UCAS points for university and are useful to provide evidence of advanced level study for employers and apprenticeship providers.

Advanced (Level 3) Entry Requirements

If you achieve at least 5 GCSEs at grade 9-4 you will qualify for study on a Level 3 programme. GCSEs are the most suitable qualifications for study at this level. See individual course for additional entry requirements in some subjects.

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Great experience with the Band of the Royal Logistic Corps

Felix Rockhill and Daniel Baumberg were invited to play in a jazz themed concert with world renowned big band trumpet player, Louis Dowdeswell and the Band of the Royal Logistic Corps.  The two Godalming College students who both play the euphonium and trombone were a substitute for SSGT John Storey who had another engagement to attend that evening.

Both Felix and Daniel were engaged for two days for rehearsals before the performance and reported that they thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.

Daniel, who is a Euphonium student of John Storey’s says ‘Playing with the band was a great experience and the standard of playing was really high. I found some of the music quite challenging, although some of the arrangements I'd already played elsewhere. The difference between youth music groups and the RLC (and possibly professional music as a whole) is that rehearsals are mostly focused on making sure that everything is really tight and polished as well as consistent. A conductor once told a youth brass band I was in, "we practice it until we can play it right”, in the RLC they practice it until they can't play it wrong! I enjoyed playing with a band which made such a good sound, but it was very nerve wracking as I didn’t want to let them or John down. It was also interesting to learn a bit more about music in the forces.”

SSGT Storey praised both students for their ability and is keen to involve them and other students in rehearsals for a performance at the Princes Hall in November.

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Find out about Godalming College, the Principal Emma Young and what the students think of their experience.