Online GCSEs with King's InterHigh

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Online GCSEs with King's InterHigh

With King's InterHigh, GCSE students get to follow their passions with flexible, personalised online learning.

We offer a wide range of subjects, all taught by highly qualified teachers. In our live, interactive lessons, learners get to collaborate with classmates, and use innovative technologies that boost the learning experience. Alongside live lessons, students get 24/7 access to lesson recordings to deepen their understanding. Plus, there’s a vibrant school life to enjoy, filled with online clubs, events, and in-person activities.

Online GCSE Core subjects

Core GCSE Science Option

Additional online GCSE subjects

Assured subjects

Assured subjects are an opportunity to follow passions, develop practical understanding, and build a portfolio for the future. Assured subject qualifications are awarded by the City & Guilds body, but these courses are not IGCSE or GCSE qualifications.

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King's InterHigh is a non-selective school where every individual student is supported to achieve their goals.
Over the past 17 years, our students have continued to achieve superb IGCSE results in preparation for the future.


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GCSE Online FAQs

You can study fulltime for your GCSEs online with a virtual school. Online GCSE courses are becoming more popular, with online classrooms offering all the benefits of a traditional school, plus added flexibility. You have the benefit of being able to learn from anywhere in the world and access lesson recordings at any time too.

Quality, online GCSE courses are designed to replicate traditional schooling, whilst making use of the most innovative technologies. They bring studies to life whilst engaging with students in a virtual setting. Throughout the pandemic, the world experienced a shift in the way that we approached our work and school days, but the positive outcome is that many are exploring the benefits that online schooling can bring. Here at King’s InterHigh, we have been teaching the British Curriculum online for over 16 years. Students study with us for their International GCSEs from all over the world, in a way that is flexible to their lifestyle.

If you are exploring the possibility of studying for your GCSEs outside of the traditional schooling route, the support of an online school can give you much more structure than learning the syllabus on your own. You can be confident that every topic of the official GCSE subject curriculum is covered, and you have the support of expert, qualified teachers every step of the way. Studying online also means you can learn in smaller class groups, so you get all the support you deserve, in a distraction-free learning environment.

If you are looking to move your study from a physical school to online education, click here to read our tips for transitioning to doing your GCSEs online.

Online learning can be a wonderful way to study for your GCSEs outside of a traditional school. Online schooling revolves around the individual. Along with the flexibility to study anywhere at any time, virtual schools, such as King’s InterHigh, offer students a broad range of subject options, plus the ability to learn from specialist, qualified teachers. Plus, with the flexibility of recorded lessons which are available 24/7, there is no need to worry about timetabling clashes or other commitments stopping our students from studying the exact choices they desire. You can revisit or catch up on lessons whenever you need.

There are many reasons why students may wish to take GCSEs subjects outside of school. The curriculum options available at the local school may not include all the subjects that learners are interested in. Or timetabling restrictions may limit the number of GCSEs you can take up. Students are often looking outside of school to take all the subjects they want to, and cover topics needed for future careers and aspirations.

Studying for your GCSEs online could also mean you can get started with your GCSEs earlier than the British schooling system usually allows. King’s InterHigh alumnus, Kieran Bjegstrom, studied his GCSEs at age 13 and went on to study Theoretical Physics at Cambridge University by the age of 15. Other students might consider online GCSEs so that they can study at their own pace due to struggles in past schooling, commitments outside of their schoolwork, or if they are retaking their GCSEs.

To see if online GCSEs could work for you, click here.

If you are already studying for your GCSEs, at home or at a local school, and are looking for extra support outside of school, King’s InterHigh’s 3-subject package allows students to enrol and select extra GCSEs. These additional GCSEs can be taken alongside in-school learning, or to support home educators studying their GCSEs from home. For more information on the support we offer for homeschooling online, click here.

Studying with an online school opens the door to a wide range of GCSE subjects. This includes the core GCSE subjects of Mathematics, English and Sciences, as well as languages, humanities and more. Most GCSEs that are taught in traditional schools can now be found online, with the same British curriculum.

At King’s InterHigh, we cover 18 different International GCSE subjects online, as well as 7 assured subjects to complement your IGCSE curriculum. These are more vocational subjects, such as Art & Design or Photography, which will allow you to develop practical skills, explore a particular interest or help in producing a creative portfolio. IGCSEs, or International GCSES, are recognised as equivalent to GCSEs by employers and top universities around the world.

Our 18 online International GCSE subjects include:

  • Core subjects (English Language, English Literature, and Mathematics)
  • Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Further Mathematics, Computer Science)
  • Modern Foreign Languages (French, German, Arabic, and Spanish)
  • Humanities (Geography, History, Business Studies, Psychology and Religious Studies)

This covers a broad spectrum of the British Curriculum, with plenty of choice when it comes to picking GCSEs that will prepare you for A Levels or college, and beyond. Click here to view the range of online GCSE subjects we offer at King’s InterHigh.

Usually there are no entry requirements to study your GCSEs online, just the same as there are no entry requirements to study GCSEs with a traditional school. Some online GCSE schools may require an entry test, however, at King’s InterHigh we offer an inclusive education at all levels, with no academic entry requirements to join us at GCSE level (other than a proficient level of English in order to participate in lessons and studies).

The purpose of GCSEs is to provide students with nationally and internationally recognised qualifications which allow higher education institutions, like colleges and universities, as well as future employers, to understand how an individual’s intelligence compares with another’s. To keep GCSEs fair, the exams must remain open to all abilities, so that every individual has the same opportunity to demonstrate their intelligence.

GCSEs not only test academic ability, but they also equip students with skills they can use for years to come. GCSEs teach a responsibility to take ownership of your learning, collaborate with peers on group projects and understand the examinations process. This all helps to prepare students for life after GCSEs, with a foundation of skills ready to be built upon.

In the British education system, GCSEs are usually completed in Key Stage 4, when students are aged between 14 and 16 years old. Key Stage 4 is the term given to the two years of education for students in Year 10 and Year 11.

GCSEs are assessed through coursework and exams, and are taken by the majority of Key Stage 4 students following the British Curriculum. Students will usually study for their GCSEs over two years, through Year 10 and most of Year 11, with most exams taking place towards the end of Year 11.

GCSEs are a very important stage in student’s academic life, and for many, it may be the first time taking external examinations to earn a qualification. GCSEs prompt students to explore different study methods, work alongside their peers and learn to cope with the pressures that come with exams. This means that when they come to progress to A Levels, BTECs, the IB Diploma or T Levels, students have not just a broad academic understanding, but have developed their personal skills to be able to cope with the next step up.

King’s InterHigh delivers the Key Stage 4 British curriculum of GCSEs to students around the world with highly qualified teachers. Find out more about who online GCSEs are for, by clicking here.

Usually, students take between 7 and 9 GCSE subjects. This number is recommended so that you can develop a broad academic understanding, whilst not overloading you when it comes to taking your exams. Most schools will request GCSE Maths and GCSE English as compulsory subjects, as most Sixth Forms and Colleges have an entry requirement of these subjects at grade 4 or above. In addition to this, most will want you to have at least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above.

Universities are now increasingly looking at GCSE results, as well as A Levels or BTEC, to decide who they offer places too. Lots of Sixth Form and College students apply to universities with similar A Level or BTEC results, so succeeding at GCSEs is another way to prove yourself a worthy candidate to universities.

You can always take more subjects if there is a certain topic you would love to learn more about. Online learning gives you the opportunity to take extra GCSE subjects, which isn’t possible at most traditional schools. Online lesson recordings are especially useful for revisiting tricky topics or to catch up on lessons you miss due to timetable clashes or personal commitments.

Whilst it is tempting to try and study as many subjects as possible at GCSE, make sure you are not overworking yourself. It is more important to focus on better grades in less subjects, than trying to take on too much and sacrificing your grades. If you would like advice on choosing your GCSE options or what subjects are recommended for certain progression pathways, click here to get in touch with our admissions team.

No GCSE subject is ‘better’ to take than another. Most universities and employers will ask for the core subjects of English and Maths, as these develop the vital skills for you to be able to take the next steps in your studies. In these core subjects, you develop your analytical skills, learn to problem solve and think creatively. Alongside these core subjects, you are free to choose a selection of subjects which you feel you will enjoy and that will set you up for your future education and career.

It is important when choosing your subjects to think about what you want to do after studying your GCSEs, and which subjects will align best with these future plans. Thinking ahead to your future career, or the industry you would love to work in can be a great starting point, and you can plan from there. Try researching your ideal A Levels or degree choices. Universities, Colleges and Sixth Forms will usually have on their websites the subjects they would recommend taking for various careers or university courses.

For example, if you would love to study Economics at university, you might see that this requires you to have studied Maths, Business and/or Economics at A Level. With this in mind, you want to choose GCSE subjects which will prepare you for this. Alongside Maths, which is a compulsory GCSE option at most schools, you may want to take Business Studies at GCSE too, so that you can start to develop your understanding of the subject and the skills needed to succeed in it as soon as possible.

If you are not set on a future pathway just yet, there is no need to worry. A good starting point is to consider what you really enjoy learning. Often, the subject you enjoy the most will be the one you have the highest grades in, and potentially lead to a career you enjoy too!

GCSE stands for General Certificate of Secondary Education. GCSEs are the exams which students following the British Curriculum take between the ages of 14 and 16. Students start preparing for GCSEs in Year 10 and usually take their exams at the end of Year 11.

GCSEs are usually a student’s first encounter with gaining a formal qualification, and so they prepare students for the pressures that come with higher education. GCSEs are an opportunity for students to expand their academic knowledge and develop their study skills too. They can explore new subjects and discover which they have a passion for. Colleges, Sixth Forms and universities look to GCSEs to understand a student’s knowledge base, but also as an indication of a student’s personal attributes and study skills.

IGCSEs, which is what we offer at King’s InterHigh, are International GCSEs. Both GCSEs and IGCSEs are equally highly valued by universities and employers around the world. Most students take approximately 9 GCSE subjects and there may be a mixture of coursework and exams, depending on the individual subject. Take a look at the IGCSEs we offer, by clicking here.

Ideally, you should begin revising for your GCSE exams starting in year 10. Whilst you are learning though, it is helpful to make notes with example questions and answers throughout the year whilst the topic is still fresh in your mind. Then, you can later revisit these when mock or real exams come around. As you begin revising, you will discover what does and doesn’t work for you. Adapting the way in which you revise to match how you learn best will mean you can revise more effectively.

Organisation is very important for GCSE revision. Making yourself a revision plan with what you plan to revise, and when, will help you to manage your revision time and plan it in around other responsibilities so that you can focus on what is most important at each point in the academic year. It also means you won’t run out of time or forget to cover a crucial topic right before the exam.

Asking a parent or guardian for their help and advice with planning your revision schedule can be really helpful. Plus, speaking to someone else about what you plan to do means you are more likely to stick to your schedule.

Mastering a difficult topic needs patience. Break down each element and practice answering past exam questions until you can answer a typical exam question with ease. The more you practice, the more confident you will feel going into the exam, so you can better handle the stress of exam day.

Practice exam questions, practice writing paragraphs on a topic, practice with book open, practice with book closed – just practice!

Make sure you dedicate plenty of time to the topics and subjects which you feel you need most improvement on. It is tempting to start with the ones you feel confident with, but those you struggle with are the ones that will need the most revision time.

Making a checklist of the topics you find difficult for each subject will give you smaller goals to work towards, rather than entire subjects to tackle, which can feel larger and more daunting.

Studying your GCSEs online also gives you the ability to revisit particularly challenging topics via the library of online lessons and resources, so you can go back through the content of that topic as many times as you need.

For parents: We would recommend checking in with your child regularly during their GCSE years, especially when it is nearing exam time. Just a quick 5 minutes to check how their day was, whether they are managing to stay on track with their revision plan and homework, if there is anything you can help with on the topics they are learning at the moment will go a long way. Prompting a conversation is always better than leaving your child to stress on their own. If your child is studying online GCSEs with King’s InterHigh, you can also use the Parent Portal to check in on their progress and grades too, without needing to overwhelm your child by asking for updates on every subject.

Equally, it is very important not to put too much pressure on your child and their GCSE performance. Often just having someone to listen to their worries and offer some advice is all they need to grow in confidence and flourish.

Edexcel IGCSEs are graded from 9 – 1, with 9 being the highest grade achievable and 1 being the lowest.

Cambridge International Examinations IGCSEs, however, are graded differently in some regions. Most countries grade using the A* – G system, but in Administrative Zone 3, schools can choose to use the 9 – 1 system for some subjects.

GCSE grades achieved online carry the same value as GCSEs achieved in physical schools. King’s InterHigh IGCSE students can choose to continue studying their A Levels or International Baccalaureate online with us, or at a physical sixth form or college.

Most sixth forms and colleges should accept IGCSEs, but entry requirements for specific courses may vary between education providers. It’s best to check what these are at your preferred sixth form or college.

Our IGCSE language courses are not designed for those who are a beginner to a language. At King’s InterHigh, we offer online GCSEs in Arabic, French, German, and Spanish. These courses require a certain level of proficiency in order to access the content and grammar, and students should have studied the language in KS3. 

Studying languages is a wonderful way to broaden your understanding of other cultures and communicate in a globalised world. The skills picked up in languages also compliment other studies. For International GCSE online courses, we would expect one of the following to ensure the student is ready for the course:

  • That they have studied the language for 3 years during KS3.
  • That they have a CEFR Level of A1 or above. Consideration must be given here as to how the assessment has been made – does it involve all four skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking? The full framework can be found here.
  • That they have lived for a period of time in a country where the language is spoken, attending school and being able to converse at a basic level in the language.

Once joining the course, the class teacher will be able to determine whether this is the right course for the student, and if not, then they will communicate with the student and parents or carers in order to guide them towards a more suitable course. This is all about ensuring students can be successful and enjoy their studies. In some cases, students may wish to discuss their individual circumstances with us directly. Our team are always on hand, you just need to book a call.