Padworth College: Reading, Berkshire, UK

Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Padworth College: Reading, Berkshire, UK

Price Range ₤ 20,000-30,000 per annum


Padworth College in Reading is a leading co-educational international boarding school in this part of England - Berkshire. An independent senior boarding school for boys and girls at Padworth, between Burghfield Common and Tadley in the English county of Berkshire.

GCSE and IGCSE Courses

All students study the compulsory core subjects of English, Mathematics and Core Science with supporting courses and activities. Within this framework, students may choose up to five additional subjects from the following: Art & Design, Business and Communication Systems (BCS), Business Studies (1 yr) Information and Communications Technology (ICT), English Literature, Geography, History, Music and Spanish.

Pre-A Level Courses

Pre-A level courses are designed to prepare international students for A level study and combine English language classes with Mathematics and a choice of GCSE subjects.  All students are assessed when they arrive and their programme and number of GCSE subjects which will reflect their level of English.

A/S & A Level Courses

The following subjects are currently on offer: Accountancy, Art (Fine Art and Graphic Design), Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Economics, English Language & Literature, Geography, Government and Politics, History, Mathematics (Pure Mathematics, Mechanics and Statistics), Further Mathematics, Physics,  Psychology, Sociology and Spanish.

Prospective students and parents may specifically request subjects that do not form part of our standard GCSE or A Level curriculum.  While it will not always be possible to meet such requests, some subjects can be offered as an optional extra.  Please ask for further details.

University Access Course (Foundation in Business)

A one year course for students aged 17+ who wish to study business related subjects at university.  This course is accepted by a number of partner universities who accept it as an alternative entry qualification to  A Levels.  The course content is tailored to the students’ needs and offers elements such as GCSE Mathematics, English Language support, IT and study skills in addition to Business, Law, Marketing and Finance.

International Study Centre

The International Study Centre offers a range of full-time Pre- A level and GCSE courses to prepare international students for GCSE, A Level and University Access (Business Foundation) courses as well as providing appropriate English Language support for students on these courses. Students are prepared for Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) IELTS examinations and IGCSE in English as a Second Language (for non native speakers).

PSHE Education as a supporting course

PSHE education (Personal, Social, Health and Economic) is a planned, developmental programme of learning designed to help students to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives, now and in the future.  It deals with real life issues which affect young people, their families and their communities, and engages with the social and economic realities of their lives, experiences and attitudes.

At Padworth, the PSHE programme incorporates contributions from the College Nurse, outside speakers, teaching staff and the students themselves and is delivered during the weekly College assembly and in Tutor group time.  Each term, the programme covers a number of topics.

Extra Subjects

It may be possible to offer other subjects subject to demand. Additional fees may be charged if a subject is set up on this basis.

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Cost of tuition

7 days boarding: 26 100 GBP

Day school only cost: 12 525 GBP



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