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Year 9 Course

Pupils may come to study on this course for one, two or three terms. Pupils continue directly to the Two Year GCSE course.

This is suitable for international pupils who wish to improve their English while following a traditional programme of academic subjects. The course also suits pupils for whom English is their First language and who will benefit from small class sizes and the high level of individual care which the School offers.


Age 13-14

Admissions Procedure
Documents required for application:

  • Two latest school reports/transcripts (translated into English)
  • Passport copy
  • A contact at the applicant’s current school, to obtain a reference

Entrance Assessments

  • Online Oxford Placement Test (OPT) testing Use of English and Listening skills
  • Written English assignment
  • CAT 4 (Cognitive Abilities Test) – an assessment that is designed to understand what students’ academic potential might be. Tasks involve non-verbal reasoning, verbal reasoning, numbers and spatial ability
  • Interview with the Head (remote or in person)

Course length

  • 1, 2 or 3 terms

End of course assessment

  • Internal examinations and external Cambridge English examination

Subjects studied

  • English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Design and Technology, Humanities, Computing, Art, Music, Drama, PE and PSHE