GCSEs are recognised around the world as an exceptional official high school qualification.

They are the ideal gateway to further study in the UK and beyond.

Is this programme for me?
  • Our GCSE course leads to the official examination which completes High School education in the UK. 
  • It is designed for students aged 14+ who want to progress to A-levels before entering UK university.
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Highly qualified teachers

All our teachers are subject specialists.

Many hold a second degree or equivalent qualification, including PhD.

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Individual approach

You will have regular personal progress testing and skills analysis.

Dedicated professional care and support teams are always available for help and advice.

We use the Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT 4) to assess your abilities, academic potential and learning preferences.

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Very small classes

There are only 4 to 10 students per class at Kings.

This means plenty of one-to-one contact with your teacher.

Flexible course length

You can follow an accelerated 1-year GCSE course at all Kings locations.
Or you can follow a standard programme of 4 – 6 terms in Bournemouth.

Specialist mentoring and support

Personal mentoring and support are important for all our students. But they are particularly vital for younger students aged 14 or 15.

Our specialist support team ensures every student develops and grows — academically, personally and socially.

Guardianship for international students

If you are an international student under 16 you must have a UK-based guardian when you come to study in the UK.

Kings uses the specialist services of Oxford Guardians. They provide a comprehensive and personal service including:

  • Pre-arrival pack and help with all pre-departure documentation
  • Meeting on arrival
  • Regular personal contact
  • Support in practical, emotional and health matters
  • 24-hour telephone contact service
  • Specialist homestay provision
  • Regular contact with parents on request
Student safety and well-being

Homestay extra for international students

All international students aged 14+ are automatically allocated specially selected Homestay Extra accommodation to ensure the highest levels of comfort and support.

  • Guaranteed walking distance to college
  • Large, single, well-furnished bedroom
  • Full board meals (includes lunch at college Monday to Friday)
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The Kings Admissions Team