On the completion of their IGCSEs, students at Grenville also have the opportunity of continuing their studies by undertaking the Cambridge Advance (A) Level qualification. The A-Level certificate is a full-time course that is to be taken over a two year period by students. However, the course has been devised by the Cambridge Examinations Board in such a way that a student may elect to take only the first year called the A-S and which may entitle the successful student to gain admission to a University providing they satisfy a given university’s entry criteria. It is advisable that students who may be aged only 16 or above pursue the two year programme as many universities are reluctant to admit persons younger than 18 because of a number of concerns including the legal requirements that such a student must have parental control.
The IDFP (International Degree Foundation Programme) is a qualification that is equivalent to the A-Level qualification and which many universities, especially those in the UK, see as adequately suitable for entry unto the first year of a degree programme. However, unlike the A-Level that requires a student to choose 3 Subjects to get into a chosen field of study, the IDFP requires a student to take 5 subjects which compulsorily include ICT and Communication Skills. Furthermore, the IDFP requires students to elect a pathway from the Science and Art subjects offered. Upon the completion of their studies, students then enter a pre-determined degree programme based on the choice of subjects studied.