Highbury Grove School

A case study from a school that has adopted the NBfE
Name of School/College: Highbury Grove School
Type of Institution: Secondary
Age range
Students on roll
May 2017
Students in
pilot cohort
Date for first
NBfE certs
Case Study
Core Learning

Typical curriculum:
A mix of A Level and BTEC Level 2 and 3 programmes.

Compulsory qualifications required for completion of the NBfE is applicable:
- Best 8 GCSE including English and Mathematics - Minimum 3 A Levels/ Level 3 BTEC - Extended Project Qualification

Additional/Optional qualifications typically offered as part of the extended NBfE framework:
Additional A Levels

Personal Project

Qualification, Awarding Body and Levels offered:
AQA EPQ Level 3

Method of delivery:
Taught one hour (blocked) per week for a specified timeframe plus one to one time with a supervisor.

Personal Development Programme

Typical Volume in hours over the course of the programme:
100-150 over years 12 and 13

Compulsory components:
100-150 hours divided under the headings Community, Physical, Cultural, Creative. A minimum of 15 hours in any one area but otherwise flexible.

Optional components:
See above. A minimum of 15 hours in a particular area to allow for the accumulation of more hours in a favoured or chosen area. Hours can be completed in school and outside of school subject to verification.

Components delivered through other recognised programmes and qualifications:
DofE, NCS, World Challenge. Outward Bound all considered and currently considering CSLA.

The mechanism for logging and tracking activities:
AQA online log a consideration.

orange-quotesWe’re excited about the EPQ and the Personal Development Programme taking shape at Highbury Grove. The Bacc will help our A Level and BTEC students to be recognised for the multi-faceted, rounded young people that they are.

Tom Sherrington, Headteacher