GCSE in Queen Ethelburga's College Boarding school
After completing the first stage of secondary education in England, students receive a General Certificate of Secondary Education. The certificate of incomplete secondary education requires extensive knowledge at the level of 8-9 grades. To receive the GCSE, students from UK schools study for 1-2 years and take examinations in three compulsory subjects (the English language of the academic course, a foreign language, mathematics) and can choose 3 to 5 additional disciplines out of 70 offered by the school. To continue their studies in Britain the foreign students are renting a more flexible option - International GCSE.
The studying of 14 to 16-year-olds includes classes in classrooms and laboratories, homework assignments and individual projects. Teachers practice work in groups and realize independent tasks. The basis of studying is school activities. To monitor the progress, the results are used in the lessons and testing. Successful delivery of a national uniform exam allows you to receive a certificate of incomplete secondary education.
Mastering the compulsory GCSE subjects takes place at an accelerated pace. Pupils study in depth mathematics, natural science subjects, English, English literature, a foreign language, humanitarian subjects of choice. High motivation, excellent level of teachers and flexible curriculum allow to achieve the highest possible results.
The school provides a huge list of optional items for the GCSE. The basis is the subjects of natural sciences:
In addition, you can also study business, economics, art and design, history, photography, design and technology, food and nutrition, music and physical education. Great attention is paid to teaching languages. The connoisseurs of Spanish and French, Russian and Turkish, Chinese, Portuguese, German and Arabic are preparing at the Foreign Languages Department.