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The Unicorn School

The Unicorn School

A Specialist School supporting pupils with dyslexia and related learning difficulties

GCSE Education

GCSE EducationWe have carefully selected a GCSE programme which will enable our pupils to achieve a sound bank of essential qualifications. 

By focussing on a small number of key subjects, we give our pupils the best opportunity to succeed. 
Our GCSE teachers are highly qualified professionals.  Specialist teaching makes the GCSE syllabus accessible to pupils with dyslexia and related learning difficulties.

We offer the following subjects:

Subject Level Board
Art & Design GCSE AQA
English Language IGCSE Cambridge
English Literature GCSE AQA
Mathematics GCSE Higher/Foundation Level or Entry Level Maths AQA
Science GCSE Triple (Biology, Chemistry and Physics at Higher/Foundation Level) , Double (Higher/Foundation Level) or Entry Level Science AQA
Home Cooking Skills BTEC Level 1 or 2 Pearson
Film Studies GCSE WJEC
IT  Level 1 BCS
Construction BTEC Level 1 Pearson

 

Pupils will undertake as many GCSEs as they feel able to and this will be different for each pupil.

Our GCSE courses have been chosen to play to our pupils’ many strengths, avoiding subjects with a heavy bias towards writing, spelling and punctuation; or with an extensive research element. 

GCSE RESULTS 2019

We are delighted to announce that 81% achieved a level 4 (Equivalent to a C grade) or higher in their GCSE results. This is up from the 75% that achieved the same last year. Similarly 9% of all GCSE results were in the highest 7-9 bracket (Equivalent to a A or A* under the old system)

Considering the anxiety levels of our children and the complexity of their needs we were delighted with these results.

64% of our children walked out with at least 5 GCSEs or better​ including Maths, English Language and at least one science. 36% achieved at least 7 GCSEs or better!

82% achieved a level 4 or higher in English Language​

82% achieved a level 4 or higher in Maths​

86% achieved a level 4 or higher in Science​

(*National Average for all of these is approx. 70%)​

80% achieved a level 6 or higher in Art​

9% achieved a level 7 or higher across all GCSEs​

Our pupils will be carrying on their studies at D'Overbroecks (one with an Art scholarship), Reading College, Newbury College, City of Oxford College, Abingdon & Witney College, Oxpens College and United World College, Mexico.  They are taking A-levels as well as studying subjects ranging from Forensic Science to Vet Nursing and working in a nursery with young autistic children.

 

GCSE RESULTS 2018

The Unicorn School were delighted to welcome their very first cohort of Y11 pupils to the school in August to receive their GCSE results. 

We are delighted to announce that nearly 10% of our children achieved a Level 7 (Grade A) or higher in their GCSE grades. 75% achieved a level 4 (Equivalent to a C grade) or higher.

Especially impressive were the results in Maths where 100% achieved a level 4 or higher and in Science where 92% achieved a level 4 or higher. 

In addition, all children who sat the course achieved their Level 2 BTEC passes in Food and Nutrition and Level 1 in Construction.

Our pupils will be carrying on their education at St Bartholomew's Newbury, Newbury College, Berkshire College of Agriculture and Frewen.

Considering the anxiety levels of our children and the complexity of their needs we were delighted with these results.  We are very proud of the hard work they  put in over the last few years to achieve truly remarkable results.