To ensure that each student works in a way that maximises their potential, Acorn House College offers GCSE courses taken over one or two years.
GCSE Options at Acorn House College
- Full 2 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. 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.