The AQA Baccalaureate is additional qualification which students can pursue alongside their A levels. There are 3 components to the AQA BACC that can be seen below.
As well as their core A-levels, students are expected to complete an AS subject for breadth such as Critical thinking or General Studies.
The Extended Project Qualification allows students to choice an area of study and demonstrates their ability to work independently.
The enrichment element of the AQA BACC consists of three core areas; work related learning, community participation and personal development. Students must complete a total of 100 hours from at least two of the core areas. Evidence of this will be recorded using an online diary.
How the AQA Baccalaureate is assessed.
Students who successfully complete each component of the AQA Bacc alongside their A-level subjects will be awarded with a Pass, Merit or Disctinction.
AQA Baccalaureate (Pass) is awarded to students who achieve a levels and EPQ graded at E or above.
AQA Baccalaureate with Merit is awarded to students who achieve a levels and EPQ graded at C or above.
AQA Baccalaureate with Distinction is awarded to students who achieve a levels and EPQ graded at A or above.
For more information on the AQA Baccalaureate please visit: http://www.aqa.org.uk/programmes/aqa-baccalaureate