GCSE and IGCSE
The GCSE is the national qualification taken prior to A-levels, usually over a course of two years. The IGCSE is the internationally recognised equivalent and is transferrable between countries, allowing foreign students to continue their home country education in the UK.
At Oxford International College, students can enrol in full time study or retake their exams to improve grades. We also offer holiday programmes for revision and intensive study during school holidays.
Full Time Study
Full time students normally take a range of GCSE subjects over two years, usually including a core of Maths, English, a Science or Sciences and then other subjects according to circumstances. A full time programme of study usually consists of 15 to 25 hours of tuition per week, including individual tuition, possibly some group tuition with two to four students, plus supervised independent study, all conducted within the College.
The amount of tuition required is determined by the student's academic background, target grades and English language proficiency (for non-native English speakers).
Most students begin their studies at the start of the academic year in September, however the flexibility of the tutorial system means that students can join us for a programme of individual tuition at any time during the year by arrangement.