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GCSE Courses

One year GCSE courses are equally suitable for students who have previously taken their GCSEs at another school and wish to raise their grades and for those who have never taken GCSE before and wish to do so in one year.  These courses would also suit those who have been home-educated as a final preparation for the examinations.

IGCSE examinations are favoured by the leading independent schools as a harder test and as a better preparation for AS and A levels.  The questions tend to be more traditional in style and we offer most subjects in this format.

A Level Courses

Two year GCE Advanced (A) level courses

A level means Advanced level and is normally a two year course.  Advanced levels remain the gold standard in the English system.  Every university in the UK, in the USA and throughout the world will accept A levels as a way of meeting their entry requirements.  To enter the best universities, students will normally require high grades in three A level subjects together with one additional subject at AS level.

A student taking a two year A level course would normally study four AS level subjects for the first year.  After the first year, you would take the AS level exam papers in these four subjects in May/June.  You would then continue with three of these subjects to A level, although exceptional students may take four.


Intensive one year A level course

Students who have previously studied to AS or A level can choose to take all of the AS and A level units in one year as an Intensive Course.



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What GCSE / A-Level Courses you can apply?

GCSE Course Subjects


  • GCSE Art & Design (Fine Art) Course
  • GCSE Biology Course
  • GCSE Business Studies Course
  • GCSE Chemistry Course
  • GCSE Drama
  • GCSE English Language Course
  • GCSE English as a Second Language Course
  • GCSE English Literature Course
  • GCSE French Course
  • GCSE Geography Course
  • GCSE History Course
  • GCSE ICT Course
  • GCSE Leisure and Tourism Course
  • GCSE Maths Course
  • GCSE Art & Design (Photography) Course
  • GCSE Physics Course
  • GCSE Spanish Course
  • GCSE Statistics Course


A-Level Course Subjects

  • A level Accounting Course
  • A level Art and Design (Fine Art) Course
  • A level Biology Course
  • A level Business Studies Course
  • A level Chemistry Course
  • A level Economics Course
  • A level Electronics Course
  • A level English Literature Course
  • A level French Course
  • A level Geography Course
  • A level History Course
  • A level ICT Course
  • A level Maths Course
  • A level Further Maths Course
  • A level Art & Design (Photography) Course
  • A level Physics Course
  • A level Government & Politics Course
  • A level Philosophy Course
  • A level Psychology Course
  • A level Sociology Course
  • A level Spanish Course
  • A level Travel and Tourism Course




When you can apply?

Admission is generally at the beginning of the academic year, which is in September and January.  Admission at other times and into other years can often be accommodated subject to the availability of places.


Entry Requirements

Applicants should have the required background experience and qualifications to start a course.  For a typical A level course, the College normally requires 5 GCSE passes at grades A* - C, including English and Mathematics.  A satisfactory IELTS score is an alternative to GCSE.


Where i can study?

David Game College

Established in 1974, David Game is an independent College that aims to promote the joy of knowledge and learning while simultaneously maintaining the sharpest possible focus on the demands of the public examinations.  Our founder, David Game, insists on the teaching of traditional skills and on students understanding the importance of giving attention to detail.  We have an excellent track record of turning around previously underperforming students who benefit from the small classes, close monitoring system and exam-focused approach.  The College closely tracks the examination board specifications to ensure that tutors are following the current model and options and to see that all aspects of the syllabus are covered.  Homework is set regularly and students improve their examination technique through regular timed tests.

The Principal requires tutors to have a first degree in their subject and indeed, many of the staff hold doctorates and other postgraduate qualifications.  Staff retention is high and the College has a strong administrative team to support tutors and ensure that their main focus is on teaching.  With a wide range of A level subjects, we can prepare our students for whatever degree course they wish to study.  We also give special tuition for entry to law and medical school, dentistry and veterinary science degrees.  As well as GCSE and A level examinations, the College also runs one of the UK’s oldest and most respected University Foundation Programmes (UFP).  David Game College has developed strong links with the prestigious Russell Group universities and other leading higher education providers.

For those living away from home, David Game College can offer supervised accommodation and a relaxed atmosphere in which students are treated as adults.  Resident staff will ensure that they are happy, safe and well-motivated.  This includes the monitoring of their attendance and progress, which parents are also encouraged to follow through our dedicated intranet portal.  David Game College attracts students from many countries and was given Highly Trusted Status (HTS) by the UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) which requires us continually to adapt our admissions and monitoring procedures.  As well as our international students, David Game has a growing number of British students who choose us for the quality of teaching and mature, disciplined but relaxed atmosphere.  The quality of David Game College teaching was rated as “outstanding” in the 2013 Ofsted inspection.

Former students recommend David Game College because of the quality of our teaching.  We blend traditional values with modern technology and teaching methodology and are keen to bring the benefits of private education to a wider audience.  In this aim, the College seeks to promote itself to parents whose children have been underperforming, to those who have been home-educated and to those who are not satisfied with their current school, whether in the independent or maintained sector.  David Game College offers the chance to turn untapped ability into recognised achievements.

Abacus College

Abacus College is an independent school situated in the beautiful and historic city of Oxford.  Students come from all over the world to achieve their goal of gaining admission to British universities. We offer a wide range of courses to suit students aged from 14 upwards, regardless of their nationality, English language ability and educational background. Our classes are small, our tutors well-qualified and highly experienced, and every student is treated as an individual. Our programmes are highly flexible and can be adapted to meet the precise needs of each of our students.


Bosworth Independent College

Bosworth Independent College is centrally located in the heart of England, and have been providing high quality boarding education for over thirty five years, founded in 1977. The College is situated in the market town of Northampton which is one hour by train from London.

Taking students aged between 14-19 years, the College has a cosmopolitan community of British students working alongside both European and international students, with a positive attitude towards their education, a well-structured but friendly atmosphere and a comfortable learning environment. They are currently home to just over 320 students.


Brooke House College

Everyone at Brooke House College would like to wish you a warm welcome to our College website. Brooke House College is a co-educational, international boarding college, specialising in preparing students from all over the globe, and from Britain, for entrance to the most prestigious universities to which they can aspire in both the U.K. and U.S.A. Over our 35 year history we have developed a tradition, of which we are very proud, of welcoming students from a huge range of countries and cultures, delivering to them high quality tuition, while carefully monitoring their academic and social welfare, and guiding them to the universities that they really want to go to. At Brooke House everyone is treated as the individual that they are, and his and her needs treated on that basis. We therefore deliver a truly "bespoke education".

Felsted School

Felsted School is an English co-educational day and boarding independent school, situated in Felsted, England. It is in the British Public School tradition, and was founded in 1564 by Richard Rich, 1st Baron Rich (also known as Riche) who, as Lord Chancellor and Chancellor of the Court of Augmentations, acquired considerable wealth from the spoils of the Dissolution of the Monasteries including the nearby Leez Priory, which he enlarged and made his own home. Felsted is one of the 12 founder members of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference, and is also a full member of the Round Square Conference of world schools. Felsted School has been awarded the Good Schools Guide award twice and is regularly featured in Tatler's Schools Guide


London Brookes College

Our institution has been established since 2001. London Brookes College was created to provide full time and cost effective tuition for GCSE and A level students. The college offers high standards of teaching, and is located in the heart of North West London’s educational hub. The college is on the main High Street, right next to Middlesex University, the Hendon Library and the town centre. Hendon Central tube station is 5 minutes walking distance and connects you to central London with all its main attractions in only 20 minutes.

The main college campus is housed in our beautiful historic building which is situated in the centre of student life surrounded by numerous shops, restaurants, cafes and transport connections.

Our college has a warm and welcoming atmosphere, enabling the students to learn in an environment that contributes in a positive way to educational development. Combining this with the high standards of teaching already established (We offer, in the words of our 2012 Independent School Inspectorate (ISI) report, “excellent teacher subject knowledge” and “small class sizes” which enable students to attain those grades so essential for examination success). The College offers students the opportunity to progress at a pace that makes learning worthwhile and enjoyable. The students feel at ease, whilst making real progress in all areas. London Brookes really has everything an ambitious student needs for success. To quote the ISI report once again “students are motivated and engaged, whilst being challenged in their learning.”

Westminster Tutors

Westminster Tutors is a leading independent college in London known for its individual approach, quality teaching and excellent exam results. A level, GCSE, and retake courses are offered, as well as revision courses, private tuition and university preparation.

Established in 1934, Westminster Tutors is one of the oldest and most widely respected tutorial colleges in the country. There are two strands to what we offer today.  Firstly, we provide a full schooling for a growing number of A level and GCSE students. Secondly, many students come to us for private tuition and revision courses, and for our expert assistance with their university applications.  

We are a small and very friendly private college and our students achieve excellent examination results in a wide range of subjects. Our greatest strength is that the education of each student is individually planned and our teaching is either one-to-one or in very small groups. 

When we ask our students what they like about Westminster Tutors, they tell it is the personal attention they receive from our superb teachers and the flexibility of our courses.