GCSEs for young Learners age 14-16

International House Manchester is now working in close partnership with Hulme Hall Grammar School (Cheadle Hulme, south Manchester) to welcome international
students from all over the world. Hulme Hall is now the perfect place for international students to enjoy the English independent school experience.

Programme details

Age                  14-16                                                           
Location  Hulme Hall Grammar School 
Duration  1-2 years
Lessons per week               

 26.5 hours

Year 10 and 11
GCSE’s in 6 subjects
Maths, English, double Science and two further options.


 Standard Homestay

half board Mon-Fri, full board at weekends
Students may share a twin room with another student

Meals included  Full board, Mon – Fri – breakfast and dinner provided by homestay and lunch at school.
School Uniform included  Blazer, tie, Jumper, White school shirts, Trousers, socks (pack of 5)
Airport transfers Manchester and Liverpool airports only, both arrival and departure included.
Insurance included GuardMe Travel Insurance Included – Please download key facts document below for more details



£17,363.00 GBP per academic year


£6,467.00 GBP per 12 week term


Hulme Hall is a registered and accredited UK independent school that shares IH Manchester’s priorities of student welfare and junior safeguarding. With an excellent and established academic reputation and a wonderfully warm and welcoming culture, Hulme Hall is the ideal school for international students to gain a British education as they prepare for university or more vocational academic pathways.

Non accommodation option is available – please ask for details.


The curriculum covers the UK National Core Curriculum:

Maths, English, Science, Information Technology, Physical Education & Sport and PSHE


Pupils always produce excellent results in English at Hulme Hall. This is due to the combination of exciting study material and dynamic teaching. A broad range of genres are covered, featuring poetry old and new, classic novels and Shakespearian plays. The creative child will be encouraged to develop a love of the written and spoken word which will be apparent in their own writing. This broad, balanced curriculum will provide the building blocks for examination skills, study and success. Having access to a well stocked library also makes the accessing of reading material and research material an enjoyable pastime.


Mathematics is taught in a progressive department which comprises dedicated staff with a wealth of experience. Every child studies this core subject throughout the school and becomes familiar with key aspects of the Mathematics syllabus such as using and applying mathematics, number, algebra, shapes, space & measures and data handling. Every child will leave the school with an appreciation of how Mathematics works in a practical sense in the wider world.


The three principle areas of Science: Chemistry, Physics and Biology are taught independently in the school by subject specialists. Practical work and demonstration experiments are introduced to provide maximum impact and understanding. This “hands-on” approach makes the acquisition of basic skills a natural process and furthers the pupils’ appreciation of “How Science Works”.

Personal, Social, Health & Economic Education

Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education has in various forms been part of the National Curriculum for schools in UK since 2000. Some aspects, but not all, have been compulsory. PSHE education is defined by the schools inspectorate Ofsted as a planned programme to help children and young people develop fully as individuals and as members of families and social and economic communities. Its goal is to equip young people with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthily, safely, productively and responsibly.


The School aims to recognise and develop talents and skills in every child, knowing that sporting success can further academic achievement as well as providing enrichment to an already rewarding experience.

At Hulme Hall there is never a shortage of sporting successes, inside and outside of school. Both individual and team sports form an important part of life at the school.

Harnessing the competitive spirit is a key aspect of the school’s philosophy of educating the complete person. Inter-school competitions are a regular occurrence for both boys and girls in netball, football, cross country, tug of war, rounders, cricket and athletics. Other sports are introduced to coincide with the sporting calendar: athletics, cross-country, tennis, and rounders. Winning the 2007 Under 16 Football League was just another example of the commitment shown to sports by the school and recognition of sporting talent.

The School makes use of local, international standard facilities for a range of sports, including swimming, badminton, tennis and squash. Other pupils follow a programme of dance and fitness, supported through practical and theoretical studies.

We are members of the Stockport West Area Sports Association and compete with the local schools in:

•Cross country

There are extra-curricular sports clubs held at lunch time and after school. Professional coaches teach:


GCSE exams

Students entering school at the start of Year 10 (at 14 years of age) or Year 11 (at 15 years of age) will be studying towards taking 6 GCSE exams during May / June of Year 11. These subjects are:

Science (Double)
+ 2 further options from a choice of subjects

Accommodation and Guardianship

All student players will be accommodated with carefully selected local homestay hosts. Here they will receive full board accommodation at the weekend, half board from Monday to Friday. Lunch is taken at school from Monday to Friday and is included in the package fee. A Private Foster Care arrangement will be set up with the relevant Local Authority Children’s Department for all students under the age of 16 years.

Half Terms and Holidays

Students will be required to vacate their homestay accommodation during half terms and holidays. However an optional guardianship / ‘study fun’ supervision package will be offered, at an extra cost, for those parents who do not wish for their child to return home.

All students will be expected to vacate their homestay accommodation during the Christmas holidays as no study fun package is offered during this time.

                                                       Start date Finish date                                                               
term 1 2016 Monday 12th September 2016        Friday 21st October 2016
term 2 2016 Monday 7th November 2016 Wednesday 21st December 2016
term 3 2017  Monday 9th January 2017  Friday 17th February 2017
term 4 2017  Monday 27th February 2017  Friday 31st March 2017
term 5 2017   Monday 24th April 2017  Friday 27th May 2017
term 6 2017   Monday 5th June 2017  Friday 7th July 2017


included in package price
Blazer, tie, Jumper, White school shirts, Trousers, socks (pack of 5)

GuardMe Travel Insurance

Parents are advised to refer to the ‘GuardMe – Key Facts’ document to ensure that the policy provides adequate cover for their individual child. Please download the key facts document here.


Hulme Hall Grammar School

Located in Cheadle Hulme, South Manchester


Get in Touch

Brook House
64-72 Spring Gardens
M2 2BQ

Tel: +44 1452 619021
Email : marketing@ihmanchester.com

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