Year 10 students are offered the opportunity to participate in the Priestlands Baccalaureate award that aims to play a part in developing and preparing them for life beyond school.

2019 Information Assembly and Application Form are available on the Extra Curricular page.

For full details about the Priestlands Baccalaureate Award please see this document.

For the recommended reading list for Higher Achieving students please click here.

Priestlands Baccalaureate prompt ideas for extended projects

When choosing a subject area for your extended project pick the subject you are passionate about; the subject you love.  When selecting a topic, pick something that will really interest you.  This is not another piece of coursework, but rather reading, investigating, researching something that genuinely excites you.

The range of possibilities is almost endless and the inspiration should come from within you.  For an idea of the breadth of possibilities click on a link below.





Health Education


Information and Communication Technology


Media Studies

Modern Foreign Languages

Physical Education

Product Design and Resistant Materials

Religious Education



Advice from the Russell Group of universities

The Russell Group has published a list of answers to frequently asked questions about entry to Russell Group universities. You can find that advice here.

Alternatively, you can browse the Russell Group's website: