​​This part of the overall study programme provides a further opportunity for students to extend their learning and develop their skills in both the first and second year.

Universities and employers are increasingly interested in students' wider skills and abilities such as team working, problem solving, creativity, critical thinking and the capacity to conduct independent research. Extension Studies in both the first and second year provide students with an excellent opportunity to develop these skills.

For their first year Extension Course, students take a Complementary Study alongside their core A level or BTEC subjects, choosing from a wide range of activities. In the second year, we offer the chance to complete an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) or a subject-specific vocational based course or choose from a small number of AS courses. These options are all designed to complement their core A Level and/or BTEC courses..