In recognition of the particular needs of international students, Scarborough College has developed a new course as a preparation for the International Baccalaureate Diploma. The aim is to ensure a high quality, tailored programme for international students.
The students are offered an academic programme based on their working knowledge of English which is assessed on arrival. Tuition by well qualified staff is provided in English as a Second Language leading to a GCSE qualification. The programme is adjusted according to the student’s achievement on arrival but also on the speed of development. Those who require further support will receive a greater number of English lessons so that they may make good progress.
All the students receive lessons in Mathematics and Science in a programme designed to lead to a GCSE qualification in these subjects. Additional support is also provided in these subjects in order that students may cover any topics which are unfamiliar.
Optional subjects are also offered to students in languages, the humanities and the arts and these too may lead to GCSE examinations depending on the progress the students make.