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Opportunity to take GCSE and A Level in your own language

English as an Additional Language (EAL)

Studying at a British boarding school is an unforgettable experience for our international students, so we make sure we provide the language support they need to make the most of every opportunity during their time with us.

We understand that every student joining QM from overseas will have different experiences with, and be working to different standards of, the English language. As well as taking an EAL test as part of the assessment, if English is not a girl’s first language, she will be assessed by our expert EAL teachers on arrival at QM. This allows us to tailor each student’s timetable for their own learning and development goals.

For non-UK/EEA students at QM, we have made our full boarding fee as all encompassing as possible. Our non-UK/EEA full boarding fee includes EAL (English as an Additional Language) support.


Provision is made for girls to study for examinations in their native language where this is desired, and many of our international girls take both GCSE and A Level in their own language.

You can read about the subjects studied at GCSE and A Level on our Learning page. If you are looking to study a language as a native speaker which is not represented on this page, do get in touch with our Admissions Team to discuss the possibility of external examination:

Read more information about how to apply here.

Pupils’ knowledge, skills and understanding across all areas of learning are excellent. Teachers have high expectations and strong subject knowledge, and they use this expertise effectively to help pupils improve their work.

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