Compulsory core subjects are studied alongside a number of options. Students take between 7-9 GCSE courses. At the end of the first year students will fine-tune their subject choices to target career ambitions more closely. All students are strongly advised to undertake two weeks of work experience between their penultimate and final years of GCSE.
The average class size is 8 students and this creates the ideal environment to provide the care and attention that is so essential during these crucial years of study. It also provides international students with an opportunity to become familiar with the British style of education and to acclimatise to a new lifestyle.
We ensure the students have a full and varied timetable that will allow them not only to achieve academically but also to develop as well-rounded individuals.
Students opting for the one-year GCSE course are usually aged 15+ and they generally take between 5-7 subjects. This is an intensive programme and we would expect students to have some prior knowledge of the subjects they wish to study. British students may select this course in order to retake or resit their GCSE exams, or to transfer to Bosworth in Year 11. Candidates whose first language is not English will demonstrate their linguistic ability to study this course by meeting English Language requirements. These students will usually choose IGCSE English as a second language as one of their subjects.
On the one-year course, students choose Maths, English Language or EFL and at least one science subject from Biology, Chemistry and Physics. For the remaining subjects, they can choose from Business Studies, English Literature, French, Geography, Spanish, Psychology, Art & Design, Music or History.
|Arts and Design||Provide students with a wide range of creative; exciting and stimulating opportunities to explore their interests in ways that are both personally relevant and developmental in nature.|
|Biology||A wide-ranging course involving the study of all living things and their environments.|
|Business Studies||The course looks at how businesses operate and function in a modern economy.|
|Chemistry||This course provides a thorough grounding in organic and inorganic chemistry.|
|English Language||Involves discussion and exploration of the way writers use language and structure for a variety of purposes.|
|English Literature||Involves discussion and exploration of the key themes in all literature – love; relationships; conflict and power.|
|French||Studying a modern language at GCSE is a life-long skill for education; employment or even travel purposes.|
|Geography||Going Places – Geography aims to understand the world and stimulate an interest in places.|
|History||Enables students to study different aspects of the past so they can engage with key issues such as conflict; understand what drives change and how the past influences the present.|
|Mathematics||A GCSE in mathematics is a basic entry requirement for most university courses and employment opportunities.|
|Music||This has a straightforward three engaging components; assessed through practical performances; compositions and one externally examined paper.|
|Physics||Physics course involves the study of how the world around us works. Study topics include forces; energy; waves; electricity and magnetism; particle theory; atomic structure; space and physics.|
|Psychology||Psychologists do experiments and observations to try to understand why people act the way they do. They use this understanding to create useful applications to help people. If you’re interested in understanding other humans better this might be the subject for you.|
|Sociology||Sociologists are interested in why society works in the way that it does and the extent to which our behaviour and opportunities can be shaped by our social class; age; gender and race.|
|Spanish||Studying a modern language at GCSE is a life-long skill for education; employment or even travel purposes.|