This fast-track one-year GCSE programme enables students to meet the requirements they need to go to A-levels.


This shorter, more intensive course is a cost-effective way to gain this internationally recognised qualification in a single year, enabling students to progress to their A-Level studies and then on to the top universities in the world.

Students enjoy small classes, specialist teachers and the focus that comes from everyone being on the same journey. The shorter, more intensive course is a cost-effective way to gain this internationally recognised qualification.

Students may study up to 8 GCSEs depending on their level of English and academic level. They also take courses in study skills, research skills, teamwork skills, PE and PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education).

Subjects offered:

Core subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • Additional Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • English (2nd language)

Supplementary subjects:

  • Business Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Psychology
  • History
  • Geography
  • Native Language (Chinese or Russian)

This list is subject to yearly changes.

Students who have not studied UK Curriculum History before will be asked to complete a history Bridging Course (30 hours of tuition) if they choose to take History as a subject.

The school is supportive in every aspect. It is a big, warm family and I feel loved. I can concentrate on my studies and have a balance between studying and having fun with my friends.


Supercurricular and Extracurricular Programme for GCSE Students

Choosing a subject to study at degree level is one of the most important decisions a student will make.  Students aiming for a top-ranked university must not only achieve the right grades, but also be able to demonstrate a wide range of skills and knowledge beyond the conventional school curriculum.

The OIC Supercurricular programme takes students well beyond the GCSE syllabus by giving them more in-depth insight into various career paths and developing more profound knowledge and skills that will set them apart at A level and later at university. These skills include critical thinking, independent research and learning,  public speaking and industry knowledge in a range of potential careers.

Learn more about our Supercurricular Programme

Dates & Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Age: 15+
  • Language Level:  Academic IELTS 5.5
  • Academic Level: Academically able student looking to achieve top grades
  • Entry assessments: Mathematics, Science, online CAT4 assessment


  • College boarding house with full board

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Oxford International College
1 London Place,
Oxford OX4 1BD
+44(0)1865 203988

OIC Brighton
Ovingdean Hall, Greenways,
Ovingdean, Brighton
East Sussex BN2 7BA
+44(0)3003 733334


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New Kings Court Tollgate,
Chandler’s Ford, Eastleigh,
Hampshire, SO53 3LG