Padworth College Prospectus 2020

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1 Year I/GCSE Programme – Year 11 International students with Level B1 English or higher can study up to a maximum of 6 I/GCSE subjects in just one year, from a September start, with formal external examinations at the end of the Summer Term. This one-year course provides excellent preparation for entry to A Level study in Sixth Form either at Padworth College or other British schools. The Programme includes 30 hours of academic tuition, plus 7 hours of supervised study (‘prep’), alongside up to 5 hours of sports and activities each week, as well as optional weekend excursions. Weekly testing, regular academic tracking and reporting ensure students and their families are kept well informed of progress to enable future study and career plans.

A LEVELS PROGRAMME SUBJECTS English Language and Literature


Further Mathematics



Physics Accounting Business Studies

Economics Government and Politics Fine Art

1 YEAR I/GSCE PROGRAMME PROGRAMME SUBJECTS English as a First Language or English as a Second Language

Graphic Communication

History Geography Sociology Psychology ICT Photography




“Being at Padworth has developed my independence”


Textiles Extended Project Qualification

Art Business Studies


sixth form As students prepare for life beyond Padworth, support is given throughout the Sixth Form (Years 12 and 13) as students research and identify future study options. The Principal and the Director of Studies hold individual and group sessions with students, ensuring care, guidance and encouragement is provided throughout this pivotal period. A Levels (Years 12-13), September or January Start – A Levels are unique to the UK and are highly regarded around the world as providing excellent preparation and access to top British universities, including Oxford, Cambridge and Russell Group institutions. Students follow a two-year course (although an 18-month option is available for international students joining in January) and usually study 3 subjects. Students may choose to start the first year with 4 subjects, in consultation with the Director of Studies, with the option to drop one subject before the start of the second year of study. External examinations take place at the end of the course.

ICT (not examined)

Music (not examined)

PSHE (not examined)

Optional subjects are available subject to demand.

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