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One Year GCSE Courses

This is taught in average group sizes of eight allowing teachers to give plenty of individual attention to students.  High standards and exceptional teaching produces consistently good academic results.

1 year GCSE courses at the best private sixth form college in Manchester

The college offers a unique and highly successful one year GCSE programme for about 36 students who wish to transfer mid GCSE into year 11 or for students wishing to resit their GCSEs. The subjects offered form a core curriculum with a range of optional subjects and the course is delivered in its entirety in a year. It is expected that under normal circumstances students will be aged 17 or under on 1st September of the year or proposed study.

Students have a base room and a dedicated and highly experienced Head of Year to oversee the successful completion of the course. Students of statutory school age have timetabled Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and sports.

On completing their GCSEs many students are invited to join our two year A-Level or BTEC programmes.

The booklet showing the composition of all our One Year GCSE courses can be downloaded by clicking here.

The subjects available are listed below:



Biology, Chemistry and Physics


Religious Studies


Modern Foreign Languages




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