One-Year GCSE Course

For international and UK pupils who wish to complete GCSE examinations in just one year.

Depending on progress, pupils may be eligible for transfer to Mill Hill School at the end of Year 11, entering the two-year A Level course.


Age 15-17

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 Assessment

  • 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 year

End of course assessment

  • External GCSE examinations

Subjects studied

  • English, Mathematics, PSHE and a choice of three further subjects from Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Geography, Computer Science, Business Studies, Economics, Psychology, Art, Music, Design and Technology