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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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Students take time out with PAT dogs

Exam time is a stressful for all students but today the anxiety was alleviated by ten dogs from the organisation Pets As Therapy (PAT) who visited the College to be stroked, petted and befriend students.  Pets As Therapy is a national charity founded in 1983 and their aim is enhance health and wellbeing wherever they go. They visit care homes, hospitals and schools with volunteers and their well-behaved animals.  The benefits have been proven to work include reducing stress, anxiety, depression, loneliness and even relieving symptoms such as high blood pressure as the dogs shower love and affection on those they meet.

Students at the College found the afternoon a good distraction from revising for external examinations that start next week.  The new linear A levels mean that two years of work depends on the performance of just a few weeks of exam time.  With modern day pressures such as social media and parental ambition this can be a very testing time for most young people and almost debilitating for some as anxiety threatens to overwhelm. 

Assistant Principal Carol Horlock explains ‘It is important for students to learn strategies for managing stress and anxiety; we have been delighted to have the PAT dogs and their owners to help students take a short break from their studies. Students, thoroughly enjoyed the short break and the calming effect of the canine kind!’

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