Take yourself beyond A level
Choosing a subject to study at degree level is one of the most important academic decisions students will make. If students want to attend a top university, not only must they have the right grades, they must also be a strong applicant, able to demonstrate ‘super-curricular’ involvement – showing that they have gone well beyond the demands of the A level syllabus to learn more about their subject. Good grades at A level are essential but not enough for many universities-students need to show what they do beyond A level.
d’Overbroeck’s Plus has been designed for just that reason, giving students who wish to take their studies and understanding beyond the classroom and beyond the A level curriculum the opportunity to do so.
Demonstrate ‘super-curricular’ involvement
- Join d’Overbroeck’s Plus
- Do an EPQ (Extended Project Qualification)
- Take part in subject competitions
- Attend public lectures and subject masterclasses
What does d’Overbroeck’s Plus involve?
In the first year of Sixth Form, d’Overbroeck’s Plus provides students with academic enrichment regardless of their university goals. They will explore their interests in even greater depth, build on their research skills and further develop their critical thinking. Furthermore, they will be given a better taste of what it means to study a particular subject at university.
d’Overbroeck’s Plus begins in the first term of Lower Sixth. Students can join one or more ‘plus’ sessions in the subject of their choice, studying a programme that goes well beyond work covered in the A level syllabus. The exact amount of tuition involved will vary according to individual needs, but will normally be one or two hours every two weeks. In addition to their normal A level workload, students will be expected to spend several hours a week on their d’Overbroeck’s Plus studies.
In the Upper Sixth, d’Overbroeck’s Plus focuses on those students planning to make an application to Oxford or Cambridge, preparing them as fully as possible for success through a full programme of advice, an Oxbridge conference, mock interviews and feedback.