Pre-Sixth: One-year GCSE programme


Click here to download the Pre-Sixth Information booklet.

This specially designed programme will help students' development and achievement in two main ways:

A) The course enables motivated students with a strong academic record to complete between 5 and 7 GCSEs or IGCSEs in a year, enabling them to access our highly regarded Sixth Form (also called Year 12 and 13) to study at RHS and then go on to take up places at excellent UK universities.

B) Students are enabled to improve their understanding of the English language through learning in a fully immersive British educational context. Students will be taught exclusively in English and will be supported to improve their level significantly.

Students selected to join our intensive Pre-Sixth course will be able to study GCSE courses, designed as a two-year course for UK students, in one year. Working in small groups with more curriculum time, our specialists will use their expertise to help Pre-Sixth students to achieve the strong GCSE results RHS is famous for, providing an excellent foundation for further study in the UK.*

With our beautiful grounds and recently refurbished boarding houses, Pre-Sixth girls will be fully involved in our thriving community. Our focus on deep integration means that Pre-Sixth students learn much more than their academic lessons through their immersion into school life. Our school is the perfect preparation for the UK university experience – our long traditions and historic buildings combine with a friendly modern atmosphere to enable outstanding learning.

*Students will need to achieve a minimum standard in internal assessments so that we are con dent that they can be successful in GCSE examinations. Those pupils who have not attained this standard will continue to study the courses and benefit from their experience, but they will not be entered for the examination.