GCSE in Bales College London
- Age: from 14 years.
Bales has been teaching specialized GCSE courses for nearly 50 years. The institution offers education in small groups, individual education where necessary, highly qualified and experienced staff with an outstanding track record.
Regular testing is conducted for students throughout the year, with a focus on preparing past papers and exam techniques to maximize GCSE scores.
Students can join the program in the 10th grade to take a two-year GCSE course, at the end of which exams are taken.
Typically, students study eight to ten subjects over two years, grades 10 and 11. New students entering Grade 10 from another school will follow the same two-year program as students continuing from Grade 9 at Bales.
- English language
- English literature,
- Biology (IGCSE),
- Chemistry (IGCSE),
- Physics (IGCSE),
- Business research,
In consultation with some of the UK's leading universities, the school has adapted the curriculum so that students take courses that will ensure they are in the best position when applying to the university through the UCAS system at the beginning of grade 12.
The college adheres to the so-called English Bachelor's Degree, which implies that staff insist that students study both a humanities subject and a foreign language in addition to English, English literature, mathematics and all three sciences (three are compulsory in grade 10).
Students wishing to progress to certain A-level subjects and university degrees must complete the relevant GCSE subjects. Mathematics, English and English literature are usually compulsory.