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pre-igcse/igcse programme

1 year igcse programme The 1 Year IGCSE Programme offers a range of subjects leading up to 8 examinable subjects and is an excellent preparation for international students before they begin their A Level studies or the IB Diploma Programme. This is suitable for international students who wish to complete the IGCSE examinations in just one year.

The Pre-IGCSE/IGCSE Programme consists of intensive English language tuition and academic study for Senior School entry, including preparation for I/GCSE courses, A Levels and the International Baccalaureate. Daily sports and activities, together with a full weekend schedule ensure that students are fully prepared for boarding school life. This is suitable for international students who wish to improve their English, whilst following a traditional programme of academic subjects.

Features AGE 15-17 years

Features AGE 14-17 years

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Registration form Copy of passport & birth certificate Most recent school report Character reference Interview (face-to-face or via Skype)

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Registration form Copy of passport & birth certificate Most recent school report Character reference Interview (face-to-face or via Skype)

MINIMUM ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEVEL Basic user

MINIMUM ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEVEL Intermediate user

COURSE LENGTH 1, 2, 3 or 4 terms

COURSE LENGTH 3 terms (September entry)

SUBJECTS STUDIED English, Mathematics, Science, Business Studies, Global Perspectives, History and PSHE ACADEMIC STUDY 30 hours of academic tuition and 7.5 hours of supervised Study END OF COURSE ASSESSMENT Internal assessment External Cambridge English Language Assessment (where applicable)

SUBJECTS STUDIED English as a Second Language, Mathematics, Additional Mathematics (for more able mathematicians), Science – Single or Double Award, Business Studies, History, Global Perspectives (not examined) and PSHE (not examined)

“Bishopstrow College allowed me to move up to the IGCSE cohor t and this helped me build a foundation in subjects that I had not studied previously in China, such as Science”

ACADEMIC STUDY 30 hours of academic tuition and 7.5 hours of supervised Study

END OF COURSE ASSESSMENT External IGCSE examinations

PROGRESSION Senior School entry

PROGRESSION Sixth Form entry

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