1 Year GCSE and Pre-GCSE courses

A choice of GCSE courses

We offer a range of GCSE courses to suit different ages and levels of ability. You can choose from Pre-GCSE, our intensive 1 Year GCSE programme or our 2 year GCSE Pathway Programme.

1 Year GCSE

Study our one-year course if you want to gain up to six GCSE qualifications in core subjects, preparing you for A Level or Foundation study. Our one-year course is the fastest way to achieve your qualifications and is perfect for students starting their GCSEs later or those who want to get a head start on their future.

To develop your learning further we give you time for enrichment activities, sports or music. Enrichment allows you to continue learning outside of the classroom and develop a wider range of knowledge. You can join clubs such as Young Scientists, Current Affairs, Film, Business and Economics, ARTiculation, Creative Coding and Classics.

1 Year GCSE subject options 

Study six GCSEs, including English and Mathematics.

Subject Brighton London Cambridge
 Business Studies  
 Computing / IT   
 Modern Languages     


This course is the perfect preparation for the 1 Year GCSE programme if you do not yet have IELTS level 5.0. You'll study a mix of core subjects and English language, and have full-time support from teachers and staff.

Where will this programme take me? 

Students who complete the 1 Year GCSE programme have gone on to study A Level and Foundation programmes in a variety of subjects. After this, Bellerbys students have attended many well respected universities in the UK and the rest of the world.

We also offer a GCSE pathway programme which lasts for two years. This programme offers more subject choices to give you a broader education.

1 Year GCSE key facts

Minimum age: 15+ (students must complete the course before the age of 18)
Course length: One year: Three terms (September start) or four terms (January start)
Start dates: September, January (Brighton only). See term dates
English language entry requirements: IELTS 5.0.
Entry requirements: Completion of a minimum of 9 years of school in your home country. Good grades and academic references.
Location: Brighton, Cambridge, London - depending on subjects chosen
Tuition fees per term: £7,890

Pre-GCSE key facts

Minimum age: 14.5+
Course length: One, two or three terms
Start dates: January, April, July, September See term dates
English language entry requirements: One term: IELTS 4.5
Two terms: IELTS 4.0
Three terms: IELTS 3.5
Academic entry requirements: Completion of a minimum of 9 years of school in your home country. Good grades and academic references. IELTS 4.5.
Location: Brighton
Tuition fees per term: £6,540

University Preparation

A Bellerbys star student preparing for a place at a first-class university

As the international education specialists we will prepare you for university from the moment you arrive at one of our Colleges. We will introduce you to new ways of learning and help you develop your confidence to ensure you can join the best university for you.


Bellerbys London Star Student Mark Lee

A one-year course for international students that builds specialist subject knowledge and language and study skills. It is more focussed than A Levels making it good preparation for university. It is recognised for entry onto a range of degree programmes at more than 70 universities in the UK.

A Levels

Bellerbys Cambridge students in a Foundation Media class at the College

A Levels are British qualifications, accepted by all universities in the UK and recognised in the USA and Australia. Students who are with us for five or six terms will typically study up to four A Levels. This gives you a world of choice. Students typically study three or four subjects with exams at the end of two years.