At Taunton School International, we provide the very best quality tuition for speakers of English as a first or second language.

Depending on the student’s age and level of English, we provide two highly academic programmes:

One-year GCSE/Pre-IB Programme

  • Students who are 15 or 16 years old with a range of English between B1 – C2 (Intermediate to Proficiency/Native speakers)
  • Maximum class size of 10
  • 20% of the curriculum is dedicated to intensive English language development
  • 80% of the curriculum is given over to other subjects (see below for full list of subjects)
  • Students sit between 5 – 8 GCSEs at the end of the academic year
  • Free choice of subjects from a wide range of subjects which means that students can play to their strengths

Two-year GCSE/Pre-IB Programme

  • Students who are 14 or 15 years old with an English level of approximately B1 (Intermediate)
  • Maximum class size of 10
  • 40% of the curriculum is dedicated to intensive English language development
  • 60% of the curriculum is given over to other subjects (see below for full list of subjects)
  • Students sit between 2 – 5 GCSEs in their first year and 5 – 6 GCSEs in their second year
  • After two years, most students on this programme achieve between 6 – 10 GCSEs
  • Please note that some of the more linguistically challenging subjects may not be accessible in Year 1

Subject Choices

  • English: English as a First Language*, English as a Second Language*, IELTS
  • Mathematics: Mathematics*, Additional Mathematics
  • The Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Physics
  • The Business World: Business Studies, Economics, Travel & Tourism
  • Humanities: History, Geography, Psychology
  • Technology: Computer Science, Information & Communication Technology (ICT), Design Technology (DT)
  • Creative studies: Art, Media Studies, Music
  • Languages: Latin, French, Spanish, German, Own Language*

Please note that subjects marked with an asterisk are compulsory

Sample Timetable

 

Time/Day

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

08.30 – 08.50

AssemblyChapelHouse Time1-2-1 Tutor TimeHouse TimeHouse Meeting

08.50 – 09.50

 EnglishTutorial BiologyHistoryMathsPsychology

09.50 – 09.55

BreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreak

09.55 – 10.55

 Maths

 

Psychology History

Biology

 

EnglishHistory

10.55 – 11.10

BreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreak

11.10 – 12.10

BiologyEnglishPsychologyGames

History

 

English

 

12.10 – 13.40

LunchLunchLunchLunchLunchLunch

13.40 – 14.40

HistoryBiologyEnglishMaths Psychology

 

Matches &              Free Time

14.40 – 14.45

BreakBreakBreakBreakBreak

14.45 – 15.45

PsychologyMathsPSHE1-2-1 Tutor Time Biology

15.45 – 16.00

BreakBreakBreakBreakBreak

16.00 – 17.15

Clubs

Games

 

Clubs &/or Town TimeClubs &/or Town TimeQuiet Time

 

To Apply please contact our friendly admissions team by email at admissions@tauntonschool.co.uk or by phone on +44 (0) 1823 703200.