Fees and how to apply - Portsmouth High School

Fees and how to apply

Virtual IGCSE course fees

The fees for Portsmouth High School’s Virtual IGCSE English course are £3,000 per annum.

How to apply

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the the Course Programme Tutor, Mrs Amanda Dempster via admissionsinternational@por.gdst.net


Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions refer to Portsmouth High School’s Virtual IGCSE English Brochure which can be downloaded here: Portsmouth High School GDST Virtual IGCSE Brochure 2020

1. The Agreement

1.1 Please read carefully the above brochure (Brochure) for the Portsmouth High School Virtual IGCSE English course (Course) together with the below terms and conditions (Terms) applying to the Course before you submit the completed application (Application) for the student for whom you are applying (Student). By submitting the Application, you confirm that you are over 18 years old and are legally able to enter into this Agreement and that you have read these Terms and agree to be bound by them.

1.2 An Agreement will be formed between Portsmouth High School (School) and the signatories to the Application, who may be the parent of the Student and/or the person with responsibility for paying the Fees for the Course (You) when the School confirms its’ acceptance of the Student into the Course (Acceptance).

1.3 The Student’s ongoing participation in the Course is conditional on you and the Student complying with these Terms.

1.4 Access to and participation in the Course, using the login details and the resources we provide, are for the benefit of the Student only and cannot be accessed or used by any other individual.

1.5 We may need to occasionally review and update these Terms, so please check our website regularly for any updates as the Student’s ongoing participation in the Course constitutes acceptance of any Terms as updated.

1.6 By accepting the Student’s place in the Course, you confirm that the Student has been learning English for at least 4 years and is proficient in reading, writing and speaking English. If the School determines at any point during the Course that the Student does not possess the required proficiency in English, it will notify you as soon as possible and may recommend the Student withdraw from the Course. You will not be entitled to a refund if this occurs.

1.7 The School takes no responsibility where the Student does not pass the external exam which she will undertake following the conclusion of the Course (Exam), including if the Student fails where she did not possess the required proficiency in English on commencing the Course.

2. Fees

2.1 The fees for the Course are set out in the Brochure (Fees) and are [inclusive] of any Value Added Tax (VAT) which may apply to the Course.

2.2 The Fees do not include the cost of any Exam. Any such costs are payable to your chosen exam centre and a link to details for these can be found in the Brochure.

2.3 Under the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulation 2000 you have the right to cancel this Agreement within 14 days from date of Acceptance (Cooling Off Period), which is the date on which the Agreement commences. If you decide to withdraw the Student from the Course within the Cooling Off Period, you must inform us in writing within the Cooling Off Period via email to the contact email address provided in the Brochure. Once we receive your written cancellation we will refund the Fees within 30 days. Once the Cooling Off Period ends, the Fees will not be refundable.

2.4 The Fees must be paid in full, using the payment details provided on the Application, within 14 days from the date of Acceptance. The Student will not be able to commence the Course until the Fees have been paid and cleared to the School’s account.

3. Services Provided and School’s obligations

3.1 For the duration of the Course, the School will provide the Student with the services and resources as described in the Course Outline section in the Brochure (Services).

3.2 The School will provide the Services with all due care and diligence and in line with industry standards.

3.3. The School will notify you as soon as possible regarding any concerns it has about the Student’s progress in the course or any pastoral concerns where it is appropriate to do so (taking into account various factors including the Student’s views, age and competence).

4. Your obligations

4.1 You must monitor the Student’s progress in the Course and raise any concerns you have about the Student’s progress with the School as soon as you become aware of them.

5. Examinations and Results

5.1 If the Student is sitting any Exam at the end of their Course, you will be responsible for making arrangements with a convenient exam centre for the Student, and for payment of the Exam fees. We strongly advise you to ensure the Student will have access to an Exam centre before submitting the Application.

5.2 You agree to advise us of whether the Student is taking the Exam and of the Exam result.

6. Deferring the Course

Should You wish to defer the Course to a later date after the Course has commenced, please contact the Course Director via email to the contact email address provided in the Brochure as soon as possible and the Course Director will consider whether any deferral will be possible, though we cannot guarantee that it will be.

7. Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the School and its employees, agents, officers and directors, from and against all claims, demands, actions, proceedings and all direct and indirect damages, losses, costs and expenses (including without limitation legal and other professional advisers’ fees, economic loss, loss of profit, future revenue, reputation, goodwill, anticipated savings) and any consequential loss made against or incurred or suffered by any of them and whether wholly or in part resulting directly or indirectly from or arising out of the Student’s participation in the Course, access to the School’s systems provided for use in the Course, by the Student or any person using the Student’s account, or from any breach of these Terms.

8. Limitation of Liability

8.1 In no event shall the School, nor its employees, agents, officers and directors, be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages, including without limitation, loss of profits, data, use, goodwill, or other intangible losses, resulting from (i) the Student’s access to or use of or inability to access the Course; (ii) any conduct or content of any third party on the systems provided in relation to the Course; (iii) any content obtained through the Course.

8.2 The School shall not be liable for: (i) losses that were unforeseeable by both parties when this Agreement was made; (ii) losses that were not caused by any breach on the School’s part.

8.3 The School’s liability for direct losses arising out of its negligence, breach of contract or any other cause of action in connection with this Agreement shall be limited to the value of the Fees You have paid for the Course.

8.4 Whilst every effort is made to ensure that all downloadable files are virus free, we cannot be held liable for system problems due to viruses.  The School strongly recommend that you install all necessary virus protection software before the Student commences the Course, and keep it regularly updated.

9.0 Suspension and Termination

9.1 The School reserves the right to suspend the Student’s participation in the Course where the School finds or suspects that the Student has engaged in any inappropriate conduct, pending further investigation where necessary, particularly where the School suspects the Student has engaged in plagiarism or academic misconduct.

9.2 Following any suspension of the Student’s participation in the Course under 9.1, or immediately and without notice where appropriate, the School may terminate the Student’s position in the Course where the School deems this necessary. The School may only deem this to be necessary where You or the Student have breached these Terms or engaged in inappropriate conduct. Inappropriate conduct includes, but is not limited to (i) plagiarism or academic misconduct; (ii) inappropriate conduct towards any of the School’s staff or other participants in the Course; (iii) inappropriate use of the School’s systems, such as the sharing of offensive material.

9.3. In the event that the Student’s position in the Course is terminated, the Student’s right to access the Course and the School’s systems will end immediately.

9.4 Any of these Terms which expressly or by implication is intended to come into or remain in force on or after termination shall continue in full force and effect.

10. Copyright and Intellectual Property

10.1 All Course content is the Intellectual Property of the School and supplied solely for the use of the Student.

10.2 The Course, including its content, structure and features are and remain the exclusive property of the School and belong exclusively throughout the world to the School. Any copying or adaptation of Course content is strictly prohibited.

11. General

11.1 If at any time any part of these Terms is held to be or becomes void or otherwise unenforceable for any reason under any applicable law, the same shall be deemed omitted from these Terms and the validity and/or enforceability of the remaining provisions of these Terms shall not in any way be affected or impaired as a result of that omission.

11.2 These Terms and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of England and all disputes or claims arising out of or relating to these Terms shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts to which the parties irrevocably submit.

11.3 The waiver by either party of any breach of these Terms shall not prevent the subsequent enforcement of that provision and shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any subsequent breach of that or any other provision. Any waiver of any breach of these Terms shall be in writing.

11.4 No purported alteration or variation of these Terms shall be effective unless it is in writing, refers specifically to the Agreement and is signed by You and a duly authorised representative of the School.