College Profile – for University Admissions Officers

College Profile

Bosworth Independent College is a well-established independent school catering for both local and overseas students. We currently have approximately 300 students from over 40 different countries studying with us and our average class size is 8 students. The vast majority of our students go onto university and over 70% of grades in 2016 were awarded an A* to B grade. In addition to academic subject-specific teaching, students also receive support to develop study skills and independent learning skills.

Our students:

Bosworth is a non-selective College. The majority of our A-level students join Bosworth College at the start of their AS level year. We offer a full range of academic A-level subjects. Overseas students have a variety of previous qualifications on entry. We therefore test students rigorously on arrival, in English, Mathematics and cognitive ability, to confirm that they are suited to the A-level programme. Local students are often attracted by our flexible approach to the range of subjects that can be combined alongside our reputation for care, support and challenge. We expect our students to be academically aspirational and our staff to work with equal ambition for those with any specific learning difference.

English Language Policy (for overseas students):

Our overseas students usually have a minimum IELTS score of 5.5 or approved GCSE / IGCSE qualification to start on our A-level programme. They receive timetabled IELTS lessons from specialised teachers throughout Years 12 and 13. All classes are taught in English and overseas students have to keep up with their first language-speaking peers. We also ensure that only English is spoken in our academic buildings at all times.

AS Policy:

In Year 12, most students follow our four AS level programme, provided they have passed GCSE English at Grade C or better, or have an equivalent qualification. Some overseas students take three AS levels alongside timetabled IELTS lessons. Our fast-track A-level students will also usually take three A-level subjects, studying each at a more intensive level.

Students are normally entered for AS examinations in all of the subjects they are studying. Exceptions are made for reasons of ill-health, or where there are other circumstances which might adversely affect the result. These reasons are explained in the student’s reference.