What we offer ?
Cheltenham College has a rich and broad curriculum that gives every pupil the opportunity to find and develop their academic interests and talents. Pupils at Cheltenham Prep not only cover the core curriculum, but are equipped to drive their own interests, and to actively participate in their own learning.
In the Third Form (Year 9), when pupils are 13 and 14, studies focus on a wide range of subjects, including two modern languages, three sciences and Latin. The Fourth and Fifth Forms (Years 10 and 11) see pupils studying for GCSEs and IGCSEs. These are important public examinations that pave the way to A Level and also play an important role in university admissions and job applications.
Most pupils take ten GCSEs and IGCSEs, including English, English Literature, Maths and at least two sciences and one modern foreign language. These are complemented by four further options. In Sixth Form – or Upper College – students focus their studies, working on a smaller number of subjects at greater depth. They can choose from two routes of study. The first is to study three A Levels and complete an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). The second is to study four A Levels.
High academic standards, the guidance of dedicated teachers who are leaders in their subject fields, and small class sizes produces excellent exam results, with almost 70% of last year’s GCSEs graded A* or A, and 76% of A Levels graded A*-B.
Art and Art History, Biology, Business and Economics (A Level only), Chemistry, Classics, Computer Science (GCSE only), Design and Technology, Drama, English, Geography, History, Maths, Modern Foreign Languages, Music, Physics, Politics (A Level only), Psychology (A Level only), Sports Science, Theology Philosophy and Ethics.