International GCSE classes in L.Kifisias

Now you can attend International GCSE classes at a convenient new location in Leoforos Kifisias (296) in Halandri or on zoom. In collaboration with IMS, who offer the renowned Strathclyde MBA in Greece, we offer this ideal pre-IB programme which will be taught by evening classes at the IMS premises in good proximity to your school.

Who are we ?

This is a collaborative initiative between Foundation College, a centre dedicated to the preparation of students for entry to British undergraduate courses since 1988 that was recently awarded the Pearson/Edexcel Outstanding School Award, and IMS a recognised private tertiary education College that offers Strathclyde University's postgraduate courses in Athens.

Where ?

Teaching will be done at the IMS premises on Leoforos Kifisias 296 about 500m from the pedestrian bridge at Filothei with easy access from the Psihiko and Filothei schools. Teaching will also be done on zoom which means anyone can access these classes live online.

Which International GCSEs ?

The subjects that are being scheduled for teaching are: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English. 

When ?

You can start in September 2023. There are two classes (lasting 1:30 hours)  per subject per week. Classes are between 5:00 - 8:00 pm and are taught live at the IMS premises but can also be attended on zoom.

Who should take IGCSEs ?

International GCSEs are the international versions of GCSEs which are English qualifications that students achieve at year 11. They precede A-levels or IB so they are ideal for anyone planning to do the IB or A-levels in their final two years of school. They are assessed by independent examinations so they are an important and reliable part of a student's achievement profile and universities regard them as reliable predictors of a student's prospect. International GCSEs are an ideal preparatory route for students who plan to take the IB to study abroad at an English speaking university. Because you can take as many subjects as you wish, GCSEs are a flexible tool in your preparation for your final school years. 

How many GCSEs ?

A typical student in England would take 7 or more GCSEs. However this may be a tough task for a student who also attends their national school. Fortunately, because the curriculum of a GCSE subject is not very different from that of the corresponding subject from the national curriculum, students can easily take 4 or more subjects which represents a rich portfolio of achievement that will later help students as a strong predictor of performance when they apply to university. Each International GCSE requires two 90 minute sessions of attendance per week spread over one year. One can choose to attend one 90 minute session per week and spread the workload over two years.

When and where are A-levels examined ?

The International GCSEs by Pearson/Edexcel are examined three times a year (January, June and October) and the examinations can be taken at a number of centres in Greece including Foundation College or the British Council. Our teaching schedule prepares students for the June examination session but exams (or re-examinations to improve grades) can be taken at any examination period.

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are 2500 per full subject studied in one year. If studied over two years then this means paying 1250 per year for each subject. The tuition fees do not include the examination fees which are payable per examination paper that a student sits ( each GCSE subject envisages two written exams).

More information

Please call IMS on (30) 210-7230814 to make an appointment to discuss your questions with Mrs Ferendinou or Dr Valsamis at the IMS premises on Leoforos Kifisias.

What our students say

"The way the teaching was done, made me love subjects I never thought I would."

Despina Kretsi,

Management Studies, Surrey University 

International GCSE at IMS
296 Kifisias Avenue
Halandri 15232

Phone: 210 7230814

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