To ensure that each student works in a way that maximises their potential, Acorn House College offers GCSE courses taken over one, two or three years.
GCSE Options at Acorn House College
- Full 2-3 year GCSE course
- Intensive one-year GCSE course (appropriate for students retaking their GCSEs)
- Full GCSE Retakes
- Resitting a GCSE exam at the school
Students enrolling in Year 10 normally follow the conventional two years of GCSE study, whereas those joining in Year 9 will cover introductory topics on all GCSE subjects. Our GCSE programme takes pupils through these initial qualifications by operating in a tutorial model focused on getting the best grades. In a few cases, exceptionally able students will be offered accelerated courses to complete GCSEs a year early, but only after careful consideration and discussion with the Principal.
A one-year intensive GCSE course is also available for students wishing to retake their GCSEs and complete their course to a higher standard. If you have completed Year 10 elsewhere but are unhappy with your progress, or have completed your GCSE courses but have not achieved your desired results, the one-year intensive courses offer GCSE retakes and the opportunity to complete your full GCSE course to a higher standard.
For the full list of GCSE subjects offered at Acorn House College, read more:
All students sitting their full GCSE course with us for the first time will take the following subjects:
- English Language
- English Literature
- Religious Studies and Citizenship
Students then additionally have the option to choose up to four subjects from the following list:
- Computer Science
- Further Mathematics
Tuition per week: 30 hours
Students retaking their GCSEs at Acorn, whether over two years or on the intensive one-year course, are able to choose the subjects that they need to retake from the full selection above.