Study Options

Study Options

Our Prep School international team welcomes children from 7–11 years, including EAL (English as an Additional Language) supported study. All Prep School age international pupils are welcomed into Cotlake boarding house and attend school with their relevant year group. International study at Queen’s Prep offers a solid foundation for Senior education in a supportive family environment.

Pupils in Prep School study the school’s curriculum, alongside their peers. We regularly test the pupils’ understanding and progression through our internal tests, which are designed by Durham University.

We offer English as an Additional Language (EAL) and IELTS support to all our international pupils.

In the Senior School, the pathway to university education commences. Students are welcome to join Queen’s Senior School from the age of 11 years. Between the ages of 11 and 13 years, students are immersed into the Queen’s culture and its learning environment.

To gain entry to join us in the Senior School on our GCSE, iGCSE or Pre-A Level course, students are assessed on academic ability (in line with their age) and level of English. English is tested as a part of the entry process and pupils should demonstrate a level equivalent to B2 (Cambridge English), IELTS minimum 4.5.

Pupils who are not able to attain these levels can consider the one-term immersion courses and summer school study.

To gain entry to join us in Sixth Form, students must demonstrate an English Language Level of C1 (Cambridge Assessment) or 5.5 IELTS.

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English Language Support

iGCSE

iGCSE

From 13 years (Year 9), GCSE preparation commences with the Key Stage 3 course. There is the option of an intensive one-year GCSE course (iGCSE) or the two-year GCSE course.

There is also the option for students to join us for one term of study. Students will be able to enjoy immersion into full-time education, supported by a superb EAL (English as an Additional Language) team.

GCSE

GCSE

The traditional 2-year GCSE course is typically chosen by students, with 9 subjects studied, and assessed with a combination of written coursework and examinations. Students in year 10 will study the Compulsory Subjects plus 4 of their Chosen Subjects. We offer an impressive 22 subject choices at GCSE.

GCSE

A Levels

A Levels

At Sixth Form, students can chose to study a two-year A Level course or pursue an access course for a UK university foundation degree. Typically, students will select 3 to 4 subjects to study at A Level, and they may include within these subjects one of our BTEC courses, which also carry UCAS points towards University entry.

Sixth Form Curriculum

BTEC

BTEC

We offer 3 BTEC courses: Outdoor Pursuits,  Sports and Marketing. These carry UCAS points towards University entry, and can be studied alongside A Levels.

Sixth Form Curriculum