General Certificate of Secondary Education
Part of the UK National Curriculum taught to pupils aged 14-16 years old in Year 10 and 11.
GCSEs students can take as many as 12 GCSEs and as few as 7 GCSEs depending on student selection and bespoke student pathways.
GCSE exams come after a two year course of study.
In some subjects, students’ coursework is also assessed as part of their GCSE result.
Advanced Level Qualifications
International A levels have been written to the highest standard, with the global learner in mind, and are recognised by universities across the world. They offer progression from our GCSEs or International GCSEs and can be taken alongside our BTEC National qualifications to give students a comprehensive choice of subjects.
With the ongoing changes to A Levels we have seen fundamental changes to the sixth form syllabus over the past few years. The standard offer is for students to begin with three subjects in Year 12, although some will take four, depending on student ability.
The students are embarking on a two year course and as such the examinations aim to provide an external checkpoint.
Business & Technology Educational Council
- Vocational and work-related courses, designed to accommodate the needs of employers and allow students to progress to further and higher education
- Practical approach to learning, without missing any of the important theory on the subject
- BTEC’s are taken in over 100 countries and are extremely reputable
- Real-life work related units for which students will present evidence
- Demonstrate your skills and knowledge through a practical situation rather than examinations
- BTECs are graded using ‘Pass’, ‘Merit’, ‘Distinction’ rather than a grade 9-1
- No exams
- Coursework based (but unitised, smaller assignments)
- Practical based rather than theory and written work
- Work related skills