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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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Careers in the making

It has been an active term as far as Careers Education goes with the emphasis on 'the future' for our first year students.  Over 100 students enjoyed a day at Sandown Park talking to local and National employers about alternatives to university at the National Apprenticeship Show.  The following week, despite a snowy weekend, 750 students made it to the UCAS Convention at Surrey Sports Park and returned with bags full of university prospectus and full of ideas about where they would like to study.

The Careers Day on the 20th March provided opportunities for students to listen to talks and ask questions about Employability, Apprenticeships, University Life, Personal Statements, Gap Year and  Art Foundation. 

A Next Steps evening invited parents and students to further talks, including a talk involving our Careers Advisers who described all the options available and how to access them.

More than 30 exhibitors joined us for a Careers Fair, these included our most popular universities,a range of employers and apprenticeship providers and gap year organisations.The evening was very well attended and students and parents appreciated being able to talk directly with the attendees.

We were also delighted to welcome back several ex-Godalming College students to our Careers Fair who are now working for IBM, Waverley Borough Council, Enterprise, Fujitsu and the University of Winchester, some of whom had found out about the opportunity at a talk on Careers Day or the Next Steps Evening in the past.

Later this week a group of students will be attending the Oxbridge Conference at Epsom Racecourse to find out more about the opportunities on offer at Oxford and Cambridge University. 

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