Huntington School

A case study from a school that has adopted the NBfE
Name of School/College: Huntington 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 combination of A Level, Applied A Level and BTEC Level 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:
120-150 over years 12 and 13

Compulsory components:
120-150 hours divided under the headings Community, Action, Service following the International Baccalaureate Diploma model.

Optional components:
Hours can be completed in school and/or outside of school subject to verification; the emphasis upon volunteering within the community allows for students to find their own placements and spend more than two hours a week engaged in volunteering activities.

Components delivered through other recognised programmes and qualifications:

The mechanism for logging and tracking activities:
An IBD Community, Action, Service style record book, verified by tutors.

orange-quotesWe finally have a qualification which acknowledges and rewards the achievements of the whole child. Above all else, we are delighted for our students whose life chances will be enhanced by the National Baccalaureate.

John Tomsett, Headteacher