Starting at Third Form (age 13) pupils join and do one year of preparation studies, before progressing into the Fourth Form when the GCSE course commences full and exams are taken at the end of Fifth Form.

1 Year GCSE

This course is specifically designed for international pupils, to get the very most out of their year abroad. The course is fully integrated and offers a focus on core subjects.


Is a two-year linear course starting in Lower Sixth (age 16). Pupils pick three-four A-level subjects to focus on over the two years.

BTEC Sport This is a full time course that can be taken with one other A-level. This is a varied course including sports science, anatomy and physiology, sports leadership, coaching for performance and a number of other units.


EAL pupils benefit from individually tailored learning programmes and specialist teaching so that they can participate fully in the classroom environment and the boarding house. Within the first week of term all international pupils are assessed on their level of English, to establish the support they may require within their timetables.

Our primary goal is to encourage pupils to become effective independent learners by understanding their difficulties; finding strategies to overcome these and building on their strengths to raise their self-esteem.

All pupils that have English as a second language complete a Cambridge First Certificate.

Modern Foreign Languages

Pupils are able to take exams within their own language. Our Modern Foreign Languages department offers support for pupils to take exams within their first language, enabling them to achieve additional qualifications at both GCSE and A level.

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