One Year GCSE

The One Year GCSE (or pre-A level year) has been a popular option for German students for many years now and as a result we have developed a lot of expertise in delivering it. We now have a few students from other countries choosing this popular option.

Success does depend on a reasonable level of English but we do automatically include extra English (EAL) for all our International students at no additional charge and can include 1:1 sessions as well at an additional cost. Our One Year GCSE students are fully integrated into our normal classes and activities. Other than EAL, we do not operate separate classes for our One Year GCSE students.

The Core subjects of Maths, English and Science are normally straightforward, as are Languages (for those who have previously studied French or Spanish). For those students who have not previously studied French or Spanish we normally timetable the EAL lessons into this timetable block. We also have a Chinese Teacher on staff and so students can also study Mandarin, either as a First or Second Language.

Students who are particularly strong in Mathematics have the option of taking a GCSE in Additional Mathematics as well as the normal Mathematics GCSE. This is an excellent preparation for Further Mathematics A Level.

One Year GCSE students can also study up to three options from the list of subjects below (one from each block).

 

Block A

Block B

Block C

Geography

Geography

Geography

History

History

History

Art

Physical Education

Art

Drama

Computer Science

Latin

Music

 

 

 

Please note that Technology is problematic due to the coursework element (and so does not appear on this list) but for students who are very keen to study the subject we can adjust their timetables to enable them to study the Year 10 Technology lessons. We run extra sessions in Geography and History so that students can catch up with the work from year 10 and complete the GCSE in one year.

Students normally enter the GCSE examinations in the majority of subjects. It would be unusual for an International Students to take the First Language English GCSE but most do take the Second Language English GCSE at the end of the year or another appropriate English qualification.

In the past, all students who have completed this program and who have wanted to stay for the Sixth Form have been able to do so.