Diplomas

The Diploma is a new qualification being introduced for pupils aged 14-19, which aims to provide both academic, classroom experience and practical, vocational training. There are currently ten subjects available, rising to 17 in 2011. It is at three levels: the foundation diploma is equivalent to 5 GCSEs at grades D−G; the higher diploma equates to 7 GCSEs at least grade C; and the advanced diploma is equivalent to 3.5 A-levels.

No independent schools in this book have plans to introduce the Diploma at present.

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