GCSE in Royal Russell School
At this stage of education, students are comprehensively and persistently preparing to take the GCSE profile exam for selected subjects and receive a certificate of secondary education. Mandatory, general subjects include:
- Modern foreign language (you can learn English as a foreign language, French or Spanish)
- Basis of life safety
- Physical culture and sports
- English (at the IGCSE level) and literature
- Vocational guidance (the course begins in the 9th grade)
- Natural sciences (biology, chemistry, physics).
In addition, students can saturate the personal curriculum with various electives (at least 3), among which:
- Design and technology
- Business fundamentals
- Physical culture
- Food production technologies
- Philosophy and Ethics
- Art and design
- Foundations of religion
- Second foreign language (French or Spanish)
- Computer systems
Most students take the GCSE exam in English, but note that you can pass the exam in both English and English literature.
Foreign students (especially those who are not sure of their language skills) can pass Cambridge IGCSE on subjects "English as a foreign language" (EFL), and this exam will be counted by British universities.
Mathematics can be studied at three levels (depending on the student's abilities): basic, advanced, accelerated. The basic exam of the GCSE format is given at the end of the 10th grade, and in 11 students can begin to study higher mathematics (introductory course).
The cost of studying includes accommodation and meals.