Pre-16: GCSE (Senior School)
Exam Boards: Edexcel, AQA, OCR and WJEC
Two Year GCSEs
Regent Independent College caters both for students who wish to study a traditional two-year GCSE course and those who are seeking an intensive one-year option. Students who are interested in taking the GCSE course in one year can refer to our Post-16 GCSE section.
Students in the Pre-16 GCSE cohort, otherwise known as the Senior School, are compulsory school-aged children and are required by law to attend school on a daily basis from Monday to Friday. Students are also expected to remain in school for the entirety of their school day, which is 08.45 to 15.30.
Lessons for Senior School students are based upon the National Curriculum. This ensures that the students develop a solid grounding in the core subjects of Maths, English and Science but also explore other subjects. This both broadens their horizons and helps develop key skills in preparation for A-Level study.
Small Class Sizes
The Senior School is traditionally small and this is extremely advantageous as it allows the teachers to interact closely with each and every student in the class. Students also find that they are much more willing to contribute, participate in class discussions and ask questions in such an environment.
This means that students can develop a strong foundation in each subject, particularly essential if they intend to study it later in greater depth. Our students receive truly personalised learning.
Assessments & Parental Reporting
Students undertake a number of assessments during the academic year including progress tests, which assess unit based knowledge, and more formal end of term or mock examinations which are a test of large parts of or the entirety of the syllabus. Parents are kept updated with student progress via written reports and parents’ evenings.
Awareness & Development
Students in the Senior School also undertake weekly PSHEE sessions on topics such as cyber-bullying, drugs and personal safety. These sessions are aimed at introducing students to themes and topics outside of their GCSE study and encourage their own development and awareness of the world.
Physical & Self Development Skills
Students also enjoy a weekly session of physical education, including football, badminton, netball, volleyball and trampolining, at Harrow Leisure Centre with our sports coach. These sessions encourage the development of crucial team-work and communication skills, whilst instilling the importance of exercise and healthy eating.