This snapshot, taken on
, shows web content acquired for preservation by The National Archives. External links, forms and search may not work in archived websites and contact details are likely to be out of date.
The UK Government Web Archive does not use cookies but some may be left in your browser from archived websites.

A new UK Government took office on 11 May 2010. As a result the content on this site may not reflect current Government policy.
All statutory guidance and legislation published on this site continues to reflect the current legal position unless indicated otherwise.
To view the new website, please visit

The Study Plus approach

Study Plus is an approach that has been developed by the Secondary National Strategy to improve the GCSE results of a target group of pupils. Schools decide to timetable Study Plus for one or more groups of pupils in Key Stage 4 and design a course to improve their English and/or mathematics with strong links to work in other subjects. There is support through training and a pack of materials all of which can be accessed through this web site.

The Study Plus pilot project with about 125 schools is now in its second year, but the approach is now available to all schools and around 420 schools started Study Plus in September 2007.


  1. Read a brief summary of Study Plus and note any questions this raises for you.
  2. Watch a short (10 minute) video made by National Strategies in two pilot schools which introduces the Study Plus approach in both English and mathematics.
  3. Watch a short video shot in one of the pilot schools that gives a good introduction to the Study Plus approach.