Virtual IGCSE English - Portsmouth High School

Virtual IGCSE English

“An exciting and innovative one year course to achieve IGCSE English (First Language)”

At Portsmouth High School we are launching an exciting and innovative one-year virtual course, which will enable your daughter to achieve IGCSE English Language (First Language).

This is a highly valued qualification as many UK universities will not require a student to have an IELTS qualification if they have already achieved a good grade at IGCSE English. The course will also allow your daughter to develop her spoken English skills, and will incorporate pastoral support to ensure she thrives both academically and emotionally.

Who we are…

Portsmouth High School was founded in 1882 and is an independent school for girls located on south coast of England, just five minutes from the sea. The school has an enviable reputation for success, achieving exceptional examination results whilst also offering a continued focus on the wellbeing of its pupils. It is one of only twenty five girls’ schools which belong to the elite Girls’ Day School Trust family of schools, the leading provider of education for girls in the United Kingdom.

How we are different…

Unlike many online schools, we believe it is important to offer all our pupils face-to-face learning with fully qualified teachers. This will take place within a virtual class, so pupils can also forge virtual friendships with one another.

We understand the challenges and pressures that many teenagers face today, and therefore offer a weekly pastoral support session in addition to academic learning. In this way, we really get to know our pupils and can support them to achieve. They are never just a face on a screen!


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