IGCSE courses

Read about our 5 specially designed academic programmes below.

FIVE ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES

The academic team at d’Overbroeck’s has carefully designed each of our five international school programmes so that our students consistently achieve strong outcomes throughout their education. Through our programmes, students develop the cognitive, collaborative and communicative skills they will need for their future careers and adult lives.

At the same time, our programmes enable students to achieve top results in their GCSE and IGCSE exams. Our team will advise students to ensure they choose the most appropriate programme, according to age, academic experience, and any other relevant factors.

Flexibility is central to our academic programmes. This ensures that high-performing students are stretched and there is plenty of support available whenever students need it. It also means that we can meet individual academic needs, for example, if a student has a particular academic interest or is going to be returning to their home country’s education system after studying at d’Overbroeck’s.

DISCOVERY

UK YEAR 9 (AGE: 13)

Early preparation to excel in your future GCSE or IGCSE academic studies

START DATE September, January and April

DURATION One, two or three terms

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS IELTS 3+ or equivalent

CORE SUBJECTS English as an Additional Language (EAL) Maths, Science, Humanities, Languages, Art, Music and Drama, Computing, TRACK programme, Physical Education, Personal Development.

TWO-YEAR IGCSE

UK YEARS 10-11 (AGE: 14-16)

START DATE September only

DURATION Two academic years

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS IELTS 4+ or equivalent

CORE SUBJECTS English as an Additional Language (EAL), Maths, Science (double or triple award), Own language (where available), TRACK programme, Physical Education, Personal Development.

+ 3/6 OPTIONAL SUBJECTS Art, Business, Computer Science, Drama, Geography, History, Languages (French, German or Spanish), Physical Education, Music.

STUDENTS CAN ALSO TAKE Higher Project Qualification (HPQ) Further Mathematics, English Language.

QUALIFICATIONS ACHIEVED Students on the Two-Year IGCSE course typically finish with between 8 to 11 IGCSEs and GCSEs.

FOUR OR FIVE-TERM IGCSE

UK YEARS 10-11 (AGE: 14-16)

One or two terms of Year 10, followed by three terms of Year 11.

START DATE January or April

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS IELTS 4.5+ or equivalent

CORE SUBJECTS English as an Additional Language (EAL), Maths, Science (double or triple award), Own language (where available), TRACK programme, Physical Education, Personal Development + 3/6.

OPTIONAL SUBJECTS Art, Business, Computer Science, Drama, Geography, History, Languages (French, German or Spanish), Physical Education, Music.

STUDENTS CAN ALSO TAKE Higher Project Qualification (HPQ), Further Mathematics, English Language.

QUALIFICATIONS ACHIEVED Students on the 4 or 5-term IGCSE course typically finish with between 7 to 9 IGCSEs and GCSEs.

ONE-YEAR IGCSE

UK YEAR 11 (AGE: 15-16)

An intensive IGCSE course for quick progression

START DATE September only

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS IELTS 5+ or equivalent

CORE SUBJECTS English as an Additional Language (EAL), Maths, At least one science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics), Own language (where available), TRACK programme, Physical Education, Personal Development + 3.

OPTIONAL SUBJECTS Art, Business, Computer Science, Geography, History, Languages (French, German or Spanish).

STUDENTS CAN ALSO TAKE Higher Project Qualification (HPQ), Further Mathematics, English Language.

QUALIFICATIONS ACHIEVED Students on the One-Year IGCSE course typically finish with between 5 to 8 IGCSEs and GCSEs.

UK STUDY ABROAD

UK YEARS 9-10 (AGE: 13-15)

The perfect first step into the British education system

START DATE September, January or April

DURATION One, two or three terms

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS IELTS 4.5+ or equivalent

SUBJECTS Depending on whether you join us in Year 9 or 10, the curriculum will be closely aligned to the subjects offered in the relevant year group.

“The smaller classes mean that teachers can focus on us more than when I was at school in Brazil. We have a lot of interaction with the teachers and they also ask us questions to make us think for ourselves more than just writing down the answers.”

Pedro, Brazil