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Sixth Form Foundation Course

Sixth Form Foundation

Fast Track to A Levels and University

This programme allows students aged 15 or 16, from outside the UK, to complete GCSE courses in one year and then proceed to study A Levels and move on to top UK universities.

GCSE courses normally take 2 years but by using intensive teaching methods, modern facilities and working with students in small groups, Wellington School is able to prepare students for these examinations and A Level study in just one year, whilst still achieving excellent academic results.

Sixth Form Foundation students are integrated into the boarding life of Wellington School, providing a perfect preparation for Sixth Form study and a much broader educational experience than that offered by an International School in the UK.

We offer GCSE examinations in a range of subjects;

All students will study English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and a combined Economics and Business Studies course. It may also be possible for some students to study Art, Design and Technology or Biology.

Core curriculum

English as a First or Second Language (depending on ability)

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Economics and Business Studies (combined)*
  • Art and/or Design and Technology*
  • Biology*

(Own Language IGCSE*)

Starred (*) subjects are the courses that can be dropped.

If students wish to take a GCSE in a subject not offered above, we endeavour to arrange tuition at an extra charge.

It is possible to take English GCSE as a First Language if a student’s level of English is good enough.

All the group are taught in a cohort, so they form strong friendships within their class. They are however, fully integrated into the overall life of Wellington School and immersed in the culture, language and co-curricular activities with the rest of the pupils.

Students are taught in small groups by experienced teachers who will help them to adapt quickly to different teaching and learning styles, to help them develop the study skills required to master the specific subject vocabulary and become an independent learner, as well as completing the syllabus.

English Provision

As students progress onto their A Level programmes of study, they receive either small group or one-to-one tuition to prepare them for the IELTS Test. IELTS can be taken in school with a team of IELTS Examiners who conduct the Test especially for Wellington School students. This means students do not have to travel early in the morning to get to a Test Centre in another city in the UK. The target Band Score for our A Level students is a 7, as this satisfies the English Language Entry Requirements for UK universities.