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A Day in the Life of a Remote Learning student: Video Blog

In this video blog, meet Head of School for the summer term, Freya, who takes you through her typical day while remote learning from her family home in Cornwall.

As Freya is in Upper Sixth, she is undertaking three additional Millfield Diploma courses in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. These courses were created especially for Millfield Year 11 and Upper Sixth students; however all Millfield students have had the opportunity to join the courses.

  • The Millfield Diploma is, in most cases but not all, for students in the Upper Sixth who have been studying that subject at A level, Pre-U or Level 3 BTEC level and would like to take it further. These courses are designed to bridge the gap between school and undergraduate.
  • The Millfield Certificate is for all our Year 11 and Upper Sixth students. You may have just finished studying the subject and want to take it further, as an introduction to the Sixth Form course. You may want to take a certificate course in a new subject you are considering for A level but are not absolutely sure about. If you are in the Upper Sixth you may want to take a certificate course in a subject you gave up for Sixth Form but would like to revisit.

All courses, aside from the introduction to S.A.T. English and the beginner language courses, consist of 40 lessons over 8 weeks. For Year 11 students there is also the option of taking a project qualification at either Higher Level (HPQ – Level 2/GCSE) or Extended Level (EPQ – Level 3 or Sixth Form). The HPQ is worth an equivalent of half a GCSE and the EPQ is half the UCAS points of an A level. These qualifications are highly respected by universities, with the opportunity to also get some early practice on S.A.T.s in English and Maths if you are considering a US university.

Find out more about Millfield’s Remote Learning programme here.