GCSE' s

A 2 year GCSE programme for students aged 14+ who would like to complete their secondary education in the UK.

We offer a wide range of subjects and an academic enrichment programme to ensure our students get the most from their time in the UK. Students take 6-8 GCSEs. If students wish to take more GCSEs, this must be discussed with the College, and additional fees may be payable.

Subjects

All students must study:

  • English language
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

Students choose one or more other option subjects, the number and selection being chosen after guidance from the School and parents.

  • English literature
  • ICT
  • Business studies
  • French
  • Drama

In addition, all students must attend lessons in the following disciplines:

  • Sport (three hours each week)
  • Enrichment: PSHE, Academic Literacy, Workskills and Careers Guidance

GCSE Structure

  • Age: 14+
  • Course length: 6 terms / 5 terms (2 academic years)
  • Course Dates: start in September / late start in January may be available, please contact us. See Key Dates for the upcoming Term Dates
  • Weekly teaching hours timetable: 21+ hours of lessons + tutorials + physical education + PSHE and enrichment
  • Programme: 3 terms per academic year: September to July

Entry requirements

Entry at 14+ is based on GCSE predictions, a school or college reference or report, and an interview with the Academic Manager. Students will be expected to have completed Year 9.

  • Academic entry requirements: Evidence of a good secondary or high school education.
  • For students from outside the UK: Students may be asked to take an assessment in English and/or Mathematics to satisfy our requirements
  • An academic reference from your school is also required.
  • English Language entry requirements: IELTS 5.0 / Trinity ISE I or evidence of previous education conducted through the medium of English
  • Assessment: Examinations are taken in May/June.
  • Consideration will be given to exceptionally able and mature students whose families wish them to join a class higher than their age. The college will also consider, in discussion with families and agents, students who for reasons of competence in the English language or other specific difficulties might be happier or more successful in a year group where they are older than their peers.
     

    GCSE refers to the General Certificate in Secondary Education

    We support our students with a full programme of study plus our enrichment programme

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