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Curriculum & Subject Choices

At Taunton School International we provide high quality tuition for speakers of English as a first or second language.

Our one-year GCSE/Pre-IB course for students aged 15-17 offers the perfect preparation for Sixth Form study in UK schools.

This is an intensive course with high quality tuition, allowing students to take up to 8 GCSEs in half the time of the standard GCSE course. This makes it a very attractive option for British and International students wishing to save time and money.

All students also follow an intensive course in English for academic purposes, taking IELTS, the UK university English entrance examination.

Our small class sizes of a maximum of 10 students enable tailored teaching from our highly qualified and experienced subject and EAL teaching staff. This offers a much more rounded and effective learning experience for our students, who benefit from 25 hours of academic tuition and 7.5 hours of supervised prep every week.

As part of the curriculum we offer over 20 GCSE subject choices and are the only UK school to offer a one year GCSE course in Design Technology.

We offer a disciplined and supportive environment. All students are required to study the following compulsory subjects which include:

  • English as a First/Second Language
  • Mathematics
  • Their own language where applicable

They can also choose up to five additional subjects including:

Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Combined Science, History, Geography, Economics, Business Studies, Psychology, Design Technology, ICT, Art, Travel and Tourism, Media Studies, Latin, French, Spanish, English Literature, Music, Additional Maths and Religious Studies.

Our International students also enjoy a wide and varied co-curricular programme to pursue new interests and sports.

The entry process involves a consideration of age, overall academic ability and level of English.

Finally, it is worth noting that we have over 20 years of experience in delivering such a successful intensive course which really does set us apart from other UK boarding schools.