Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements:School report.
Language Requirements:IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent).
Age:14 years for the two-year course and 15 years for the one-year course.
Start Date:September.
Ideal For:UK and international students who wish to progress to A Level studies.

2 year GCSE

Compulsory core subjects are studied alongside a number of optional subjects. Students take between 6-9 GCSE examinations. At the end of the first year there is the option of adjusting subject choices to target career ambitions more closely. All students are strongly advised to undertake two weeks of work experience between their first and second years of GCSE.

In all GCSE classes the average class size is ten students and this creates the ideal environment to provide the care and attention that is so essential during these crucial years of study. It also provides international students with an opportunity to become familiar with the British style of education and to acclimatise to a new lifestyle.

We ensure the students have a full and varied timetable that will allow them not only to achieve academically, but also to develop as individuals.


1 year GCSE

Students opting for the one-year course are usually aged 15+ and they generally take 5 subjects. This is an intensive programme and we would expect students to have some prior knowledge of the subjects they wish to study. British students may select this course in order to re-take GCSE exams, or to transfer to Bosworth in Year 11. International students must meet the language requirements of IELTS 5.5. For international students one of the five subject choices is IGCSE English as a Second Language. 

On the one-year course students choose Maths, English Language and one science subject from Biology, Chemistry and Physics. For the remaining subjects they can choose from Business Studies, English Literature, Geography, French, German, Psychology or Spanish.

English Language (EFL) with basic GCSE

On this programme students study English Language alongside some basic GCSE content. It is ideally suited for students with lower levels of English, as this course allows over a third of the timetable to be dedicated to English study. Start date for this course is September.

GCSE subject choices include: Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Business Studies and Geography. With the English, students will work towards sitting the Cambridge PET exam at the end of the year, this is the only external exam taken, the other subjects are just assessed internally. Also compulsory to the curriculum are Art Club, Citizenship, Computer Science, PHSEE and Physical Education classes. 

This one-year course is suitable for students aged 14-16 years who need to combine their language learning with academic content. Students progress from this programme onto our Academic Preparation Programme.

Sample Timetable

08:30 – 09:20GeographyChemistryEnglishEnglishEnglish
09:25 – 10:15MathsPhysicsMathsStudy HallGeography
10:20 – 11:10Tutor MeetingPhysicsSpanishMathsPhysics
11:30 – 12:20ArtSpanishStudy HallBiologyBiology
12:25 – 13:15ChemistryArtGeographySpanishBiology
14:10 – 15:00MathsGeographyPSHEEEnrichmentChemistry
15:05 – 15:55BiologyStudy HallRecreationalPhysicsChemistry
16:10 – 17:00ArtEnglishRecreational
17:05 – 17:55Art

From this example you will see the students’ weekly timetable also includes a Personal Tutor meeting, supervised Study Hall sessions, recreational activities, PSHEE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) and an enrichment activity, meeting all National Curriculum requirements.