GCSEs are generally required in order to pursue A Levels and are usually taken in Year 11 when students are aged 16. We offer 1 and 2-year GCSE courses starting in September from which many students will progress to A Level or Foundation courses

  • Choice of pathway – you can choose to study A Levels or Foundation when you complete your course
  • Small class sizes
  • Weekly personal tutor meetings
  • Fully supervised family-style boarding accommodation
  • Support with homework
1-year course2-year course
Age at start of course15-1715-17
Course StartSeptemberSeptember
Course Length1-year2 years
English Requirement IELTS 5.5 or equivalent5.0
Student/teacher ratio1:41:4

1-Year Course

MathsEnglish LiteratureEnglish Language
Business StudiesNative LanguageArt
Physical EducationPersonal, Social, Health & Economic Education (PSHE)Tutor Group

2-Year Course

MathsEnglish LiteratureEnglish Language
Business StudiesSpanishArt
HistoryIELTSPhysical Education
Personal, Social, Health & Economic Education (PSHE)Tutor Group


  • Complete an application form
  • Send your completed form to registrations@standrewscambridge.co.uk along with a copy of your passport, birth certificate and your most recent school report
  • Complete our entry tests in Maths and English and arrange your interview. Interviews will be carried out by the Director of Studies or the Principal on Skype, Zoom or Microsoft Teams 
  • The application is reviewed and if successful a conditional offer is made, subject to submission of outstanding documents required for visa applicants
  • Send a copy of your IELTS certificate (must be academic UKVI)
  • Accept offer and pay the course deposit to secure your place
  • Pre-arrival information and visa documentation despatched

Watch the Principal talk about the 2-year course

View the Syllabus