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UK High School SmartClass is an innovative programme which offers more than just online learning. It allows students to start their international education journey in their own country, gaining international qualifications, skills and experience.

Students join live timetabled lessons from the UK, in small classes, taught by qualified and experienced teachers in real time. The teachers lead live traditional lessons, constantly monitoring and interacting with students, answering questions and guiding learning. Students’ learning and progression is monitored and supported by Kings’ Personal Tutors.

We offer IGCSEs with two different online study plans:

  • First year of two-year programme online; or both years online
  • Accelerated one-year programme online

In addition, you can start your GCSEs online and join us at our colleges in the UK when you are ready to do so.

Is this course for me?
  • This course is for students who want to gain an international qualification in their own country
  • Ideal for students who want to progress to further study in the UK

The essentials

IGCSE: Accelerated one-year programme

Key facts

Start date: 7th September 20201

Location: Kings Bournemouth (classes delivered online, live from Kings Bournemouth)

Course length: 1 Academic Year (3 terms)

Entry requirements: Junior Entrance Test equivalent to minimum IELTS 5.0
Completed 9 years of schooling

Minimum age: 15

Class size range: 4-10

Learning outcomes:

  • Gain UK national qualification
  • Raise English to level required for A-level or Foundation
  • Develop study skills required at sixth form level

Course price: £3,130 per iGCSE subject or £15,650 for 5 subjects

Lessons2

Main academic subjects:

  • Mathematics: 6 lessons per week
  • English: 6 – 8 lessons per week
  • Study skills: 2 lessons per week
  • Combined Science: 8 lessons per week
  • Information Communication Technology: 4 – 6 lessons per week
  • Geography or Humanities: 6 lessons per week

Enrichment programme subjects:

  • PSHE and Citizenship: 2 lessons per week
  • Creative Arts: 2 lessons per week

Total:

  • 40 – 42 lessons per week.
  • Please note these are offered during the school day in the UK: 08.30 to 16.30

1 Students may join the course outside of these start dates during term time subject to availability, academic profile and English proficiency level. For students joining during the term time, Kings personal tutors will provide additional coursework to help catch up on previous study.

2 Students can either join the second year in person at Kings Bournemouth, or continue their second year online.

IGCSE: Standard two-year programme

Key facts

Start dates1:

  • 7th September 2020
  • 4 January 2021
  • 19 April 2021

Location: Kings Bournemouth (First year delivered online, live from the school) 2

Course length: 1 - 6 terms

Entry requirements: Junior Entrance Test equivalent to minimum IELTS 4.0
Completed 8 years of schooling

Minimum age: 15

Class size range: 4-10

Learning outcomes:

  • Gain UK national qualification
  • Raise English to level required for A-level or Foundation at Kings Colleges
  • Develop study skills required at sixth form level

Course price: £3,130 per iGCSE subject or £15,650 for 5 subjects

Lessons3

Main academic subjects:

  • Mathematics: 4+ lessons per week
  • English: 14 – 20 lessons per week
  • Study skills: 2 lessons per week
  • Combined Science: 3+ lessons per week
  • Information Communication Technology: 2 – 4+ lessons per week
  • Geography or Humanities: 2 – 4+ lessons per week

Enrichment programme subjects:

  • PSHE and Citizenship: 2 lessons per week
  • Creative Arts: 2 lessons per week

Total:

  • 40 – 42 lessons per week.
  • Please note these are offered during the school day in the UK: 08.30 to 16.30

1 Students may join the course outside of these start dates during term time subject to availability, academic profile and English proficiency level. For students joining during the term time, Kings personal tutors will provide additional coursework to help catch up on previous study.

2 Students can either join the second year in person at Kings Bournemouth, or continue their second year online.

3 Students may choose to study a limited number of iGCSEs eg Maths only at 6 – 8 lessons per week.

Course structure and content

You will not only be joining live-streamed classes from the UK, but will be very much part of the school community. As such you will have access to:

  • A Kings Personal Tutor to support your IGCSE learning
  • Live lessons from the UK taught by qualified and experienced teachers in small classes
  • Personal school hub with full access to the learning area, live classes, course resources, full recordings of previous lessons for review/revision, timetable, homework records, assignment deadline reminders etc.
  • Access to learning 24/7, in additional to live timetabled classes
  • Personal access to the teachers at all times
  • Personal feedback from teachers on performance, progress and ways to improve further
  • Regular progress reports for students and parents
  • Evaluation and assessment of previous learning, including school transcripts and other learning and experience
  • Creation of an Individualised Learning Plan (ILP) based on future ambitions
  • Guaranteed progression opportunities for further studies with Kings Colleges in the UK
  • Conditional Letters of Acceptance for onward progression to Kings programmes
  • Kings Certificate on completion of the course
  • Assistance with locating examination centres convenient to location of study for public examinations
  • Internationally recognised IGCSE qualifications
  • Kings support throughout the whole journey of admissions, successful study and progression to the next stage of your education


Full factsheet

Sample timetable

N.B. Timings are indicative and do not show free periods

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