The UK’s General Certificate of Secondary Education is the qualification traditionally studied by school children aged 14-16, providing a first step on the ladder of formal academic assessment. A range of subjects is offered at GCSE, including the important core subjects, English and Mathematics. Good grades at GCSE allow students to progress to A Level.
GCSE Pathway programme
Spanning three years, the GCSE pathway programme allows students aged 13 to study nine subjects. A condensed version of the course is offered across two years, to students aged 14.
International students aged 15 can take an intensive one-year GCSE programme, which allows them to study six subjects.
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