To apply to HYMS, you must have achieved Grade A in GCSE English Language, or the equivalent. If you haven't yet achieved the required standard, we may make an offer based on a pending resit of the same qualification.
English Language GCSE (or IGCSE 0522) is our preferred qualification. However, we also accept:
We allow resits for GCSE and IELTs. If you don't get the required grade in English Language for your IB, you may sit GCSE or IGCSE English Language as an alternative.
We may also ask for the above IELTs score if our interviewers express concern about your spoken English after your interview.
Please note that we don't accept GCSE or IGCSE English as a second language.