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Stretch and Challenge

We want you to excel during your time with us but most of all we want you to be able to fulfil your aspirations. We are ambitious for all of our students. Success is about more than just A-levels.


Our Stretch and Challenge has been specifically designed to allow you to demonstrate expertise and to develop the skill set needed for higher level study and/or the world of work. The three options within the programme are highly desired by universities and employers. Each is unique but provides progression for students based on their individual needs.


One double period per week is timetabled specifically for Stretch and Challenge. The idea is that students will take their chosen A-levels, plus a choice from one of the following options:

  • EPQ
  • A-level Further Maths (this is also timetabled outside the Stretch and Challenge allocation)*
  • L3 Mathematical Studies


*Students who opt for Further Maths or Core Maths will have the opportunity to take EPQ as part of Core Enrichment.