'Bedales School has broken away from the GCSE curriculum with its innovative courses' - The Guardian

Posted on 01st October 2014

"Roly Botha is worried about leaving school after he takes his A-levels next year, but not for the reasons you might imagine. The 17-year-old doesn’t want to leave a school that he sees as his second home; a place where he enjoys dinners with comedian Stephen Fry, and broadcaster Jeremy Paxman pops in for talks... In 2006 it became the first school to move away from the traditional GCSE curriculum, offering its own UCAS-recognised courses. Pupils at Bedales study core subjects, such as maths and English, but they can also take up to five of the 10 Bedales Assessed Courses (BACs) available." Read the full article, published in The Guardian, here.

Find out more about Bedales BACS here.