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A+ Programme

The A+ programme is for students who are aiming at Russell Group universities (including Oxbridge), and highly competitive courses such as Medicine, Law, Veterinary Medicine etc, for which applicants may be required to sit additional entrance tests and attend interviews or complete observed tasks. For entry to the A+ Programme, students must gain at least 3 GCSE grades 8/9 (previously A* grade) and 5 GCSEs at grade 7 (previously A grade).

A+ students will have the opportunity to take the Extended Project Qualification in addition to their A Levels. They will also be offered:

• Preparation for university admissions tests

• Preparation for university interviews, including ‘mock’ interviews

• Debating/discussion practice

• Advice from ex–Paston students who are now at university

• Activities and summer schools organised by top universities

 

Applicants with suitable predicted GCSE grades, and who have been offered a conditional place at Paston are invited to attend an A+ Taster Day during the Spring Term to access course advice at an early stage

 

For further details contact:  Katharine.Day@paston.ac.uk