Driven by a passion for learning and a joy in teaching, the CCSS course structure and breadth provides an unrivalled platform for academic and personal growth. A bespoke provision for each student is defined in partnership with you, building upon your strengths and reflecting your interests, personal style and ambitions.
A Levels at CCSS
At CCSS we offer a wide range of A Level subjects, suitable for any future university course or career. We will advise you about suitable combinations to choose and how these fulfil your ambitions.
There is almost no course in the world similar to A Levels. If you have grown up in the UK, you might not realise how unusual they are; and if you are unfamiliar with A Levels, you will be astonished at what is possible within this unique structure. We plan the combination of courses for each student which is personally tailored to reflect their strengths, and supports their passions for study and for the future.
We offer three ways to take A Levels. The most popular is to start the course in September, and study over two academic years; students normally do this age 15,16 or 17. For those who cannot start in September, we offer a January start, with additional sport so that you catch up with the September starters by the end of the summer. Older students with more experience can sometimes be successful in only one year, and we offer a one-year programme for those who are 17 and older who can cope with an accelerated approach. For those who have done a year’s A Level study elsewhere, we also offer the option to transfer for the final year, Year 13.
GCSE at CCSS
GCSEs are characterised by a broad range of subjects that give students a very varied and balanced introduction to the examination curriculum. This breadth is similar to that found in most countries across the globe.
At CCSS it is possible to take GCSE one year.
For UK students, the one-year programme suits those transferring from other schools, for example, perhaps because of family relocation to Cambridge. It is also suitable for those who have been home-schooled and want the focus of experienced teachers in preparing them in the examination year.
International students find the one-year programme an excellent preparation for A Level, giving them experience in the UK system and a taste of a variety of subjects.
We offer a broad range of subjects: maths, English and science are compulsory on this course and students usually take between five and seven subjects, depending on their background and future plans.
International Foundation Programme at CCSS
The IFP is designed for international students, who have completed secondary education in their home countries, to prepare for degree studies in the UK by the quickest route. The IFP offered by CCSS is the only Foundation Programme that is approved by Ofqual, the UK government regulatory authority. We offer both a business and an engineering pathway, each leading to a range of UK and international universities, many with guaranteed offers of places.
Pre-Programme at CCSS
The Pre-Programme suits international students seeking a preparatory course, with a focus on developing English skills in readiness for academic study at CCSS. Ideal for students aged 15-18, each Pre-Programme gives the student a personalised experience of English Language teaching, subject lessons, sports activities and cultural excursions.
The Pre-Programme at CCSS is offered as a one-year course or as a short course for two terms, for one term or half a term. All Pre-Programme Courses can lead to further full-time study at CCSS.
Retake Courses at CCSS
Our one-year programmes can give students a fresh start if their first attempt at GCSE has not gone to plan. Our extremely small classes boost confidence and enable a rapid catch-up on that which might have been missed first time round.
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