Get the qualifications you need for university
Access to Higher Education at Chatham Grammar
Study in the evening with other adults in our supportive and welcoming community.
Study at Chatham Grammar for a valuable stand-alone qualification, as your first step towards a degree, or just for personal interest.
The Access to Higher Education Diploma at Chatham Grammar is designed to meet the needs of adult learners. Our evening classes are free and focus on coursework rather than exams. Helpful tutors, inspiring sessions and regular guidance can help you reach your full potential.
What can I study?
At Chatham Grammar we offer two diploma titles: Access to Humanities and Social Science and Access to Social Science. To complete the Access Diploma you will choose three of the following subjects.
Be creative, encourage your imagination and build valuable communication skills.
Explore prose, poetry and drama while developing your analytical skills.
Politics and Law
Learn about power, democracy and authority and explore how the law is made and applied.
The study of the human mind and behaviour. Psychology is about you and the people around you.
Examine the ways in which we are shaped, empowered and controlled by contemporary UK society.
GCSE English Language
Build your English language skills in a supportive environment with other adult students.
Get your Maths GCSE through informal classes designed for adult learners.
The leadership and the organisation of the provision is exemplary. Marking and feedback is excellent.
Laser Learning Awards External Moderator, July 2021
Is Access right for me?
Having left school at 17 after a year of A levels, Rheanna joined the Access Diploma course a few years later to get her qualifications.
Previous courses hadn't taken Rob in the right direction but the Access Diploma course gave him the chance to get to university.
Sam started work at 16 but after being made redundant, she discovered a new love of learning on the Access Diploma course.
Not having the qualifications to go to university, Muyunda found the Access Diploma was an excellent stepping stone.
"I would say to somebody thinking about an Access course to go for it. It changed my life."
Take the next step
You can get a flavour of the subjects that we offer on the Access programme though our range of FREE short courses, taster evenings and online activities.
How do I apply?
Click the link below to complete our online application for September 2023