Final stage of compulsory secondary education in the UK

Age: 14 +

Duration: 2 years

General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) – a globally recognized qualification awarded to students completing a 2-year program. It is an equivalent of the Russian attestat “o ne polnom srednem obrzovanii”. Academically capable students are allowed to complete GCSE program in 1 year. Exams take place in Moscow, 3 times a year, at one of the Algorithm A* accredited centers in Moscow.
GCSE results are important not only for admittance to prestigious UK and international boarding schools but also are taken into consideration during the university application process. Admission officers will surely favour candidates with high GCSE results ceteris paribus.
Completion of the GCSE program significantly reduces difficulty of completing the A-level program.


  • English Language
  • English literature
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Business Studies
  • History
  • Geography
  • French language
  • Spanish language


40 000-60 000 rubles per month


Each GCSE subject consists of several modules and an exam is taken for each module separately. Exam duration varies from 1 to 3 hours. Exams take place in one of our accredited examination centers 3 times a year – November, January and May-June.