In GCSE, learners will start preparing intensively for the GCSE examinations which will take place after 18 months in year 11. These are completed and marked at an accredited British International examination center.
The GCSE qualifications provide a solid foundation for higher level courses such as A and AS Levels. A minimum requirement for RSA Matriculation Certificate is: 4 GCSE and 1 AS subject. But, BRC recommends 6 IGCSE subjects and 5 AS Level subjects to ensure University exemption.
We currently offer the following subjects for the GCSE’s: *The subjects selected must include two different languages, English 1st Language being compulsory. No student with fewer subjects than five IGCSE subjects will be awarded an ICE certificate. Any additional subjects that a student wishes to take that is not offered by BRC, may be done in their own personal capacity.
- English First Language
- Afrikaans Second Language
- Business Studies
In addition to the above, all BRC students need to take the Cambridge global perspectives support subject. This series focused on teaching skills students will use their whole life. This series develops life skills such as researching, analysing information, critical thinking, independent thinking, reflection, collaboration and communication.
Students working through the International GCSE program are expected to commit to making a consistent effort with their learning. Students are expected to complete all tasks and assignments on time, prepare thoroughly for tests and mock examinations, and to follow the recommendations of their educators when additional efforts are required. Spending sufficient time on mastering content outside of school time is paramount to a students success at GCSE level.