For students who have completed year 10 at another school but wish to benefit from a greater level of support in smaller classes, and from the high levels of personal attention and care for which Oxford Tutorial College is renowned. The course is also designed for international students who wish to take the One Year GCSE course as preparation for moving on to A-Levels or BTEC Level 3 programmes. Students wishing to retake their GCSEs may also join this programme.


For students joining us from Year 10 and for international students, the core curriculum comprises mathematics, English Language, English Literature and double science.

Students may also choose a further two optional subjects from:

  • Art & Design
  • Geography
  • History
  • French
  • Spanish
  • It is possible for a student to study BTEC Level 2 Business¬† Studies (equivalent to 2 GCSEs) instead of choosing two options from the list above.

    International students may study English for Academic Purposes (EAP) or IGCSE English (Second Language) instead of GCSE English and GCSE English Literature and this will be discussed during a student’s admissions interview.

Within a stimulating weekly programme of PSHE, students also develop and extend their creative skills through our Extra-curricular Programme with trips, sport and cultural events. There is also a vibrant social programme making extensive use of the many facilities within the city and University of Oxford.


You will study using a range of techniques including group work, independent study, research, practical activities and homework. You will develop skills needed to succeed at the GCSE examinations.

  • work independently
  • be creative
  • think critically
  • communicate your ideas with confidence
  • think logically

In addition, the PSHE programme will facilitate the students developing creative skills.

Students will receive a high level of pastoral support from their Senior Tutor and a well structured and full timetable from 9.00 a.m. – 4.35 p.m. Monday to Friday.


See our list of subjects here.