… at a glance

If you wish to study in UK Higher Education, the GCE Department of Duke Schools offers an enriched program and personalized preparation for your entry through:

  • IAL (International Advanced Levels)
  • GCE (General Certificate of Education) & BTEC (Business & Technology Education Council)
  • IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education)

​Thanks to the quality of our programs and the right predictions of our students’ exam performance, our A-Levels candidates succeed at their first-choice universities.

Our Successes in UK Universities

​The GCE Department of Douka Schools started its activity in 1985 and every year achieves the admission of 100% of its candidates to competitive universities of international prestige such as: The University of Oxford, The University of Cambridge, The London School of Economics, Queen Mary College , City University, University College, Imperial College, Birmingham University, University of Bath, Warwick University, Southampton University, King΄s College, Bristol University, Glasgow University, Edinburgh University, Cardiff University, St Andrews etc.

​COMBO – General High School & GCE – An ideal combination

Doukas Schools offers a two-year study abroad prep package that enables students to attend the School’s full morning B and C Lyceum program and 3 afternoon GCE courses. At the same time, transport to school, lunch and the use of the Dais Sports Center facilities are provided. All High School and GCE students are also provided with free IELTS certification exam preparation courses as well as meetings with the School’s Career Guidance Department.

Our Quality Advantages

  • One-year intensive courses (September-May).
  • Small classes (usually less than ten students per class).
  • Qualified teaching staff (mostly official body examiners) with long experience in GCE teaching and excellent results.
  • Ability to prepare for the IGCSE certificate
  • Authorized Pearson Test Center
  • Full support for candidates in the submission of their applications (Portfolio) to British Universities by specialist advisers
  • Preparation for Interviews of candidates at British universities
  • Specialist help and support for applicants wishing to enter Oxford and Cambridge Universities (which have a separate admissions process), medical schools, Art & Design or Architecture schools.
  • Greek lessons for non-Greek speaking students

IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education)
With the IGCSE courses we offer, we prepare and familiarize our students with this new education system before they take their A-Levels, while also enabling them to gain IGCSE qualifications that will enrich their UCAS candidacy in their final year of study them at A-Levels.

The Educational Program International Advanced Levels – IAL

​The GCE/IAL Curriculum we offer is the same minimum one-year Secondary Education program followed by the majority of High Schools in England and Wales and acts as an entrance certificate to British Higher Education. It has a duration of 1 to 2 years and is formed based on the direction of study. It has the same standards, is examined in the same way and is recognized as all GCEs obtained in Britain or elsewhere. The GCE/IAL A-Level courses provide correspondence with the national baccalaureate but do not provide equivalence, which is necessary for anyone interested in taking National exams. In the event that a student wants to leave open the decision to study in Greece or abroad, then the GCE program is followed in parallel with the High School courses.

Courses Offered

  • Art
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • English Language and Literature
  • French
  • German
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Further Mathematics
  • History
  • Greek
  • Psychology
  • Governments and Politics


The GCE Department of our Schools can enroll students or graduates of General High School, whether they come from our School or not. High School students can attend their classes as normal because the GCE program takes place in the afternoon. Registration for each academic year starts on April 1st and ends on September 15th with the possibility of extension until September 30th, in case of vacancies. Places are filled in order of attendance and the maximum number of students per department is strictly adhered to.

Official Edexcel-Pearson Exam Centre

For more than 25 years we have been an official Edexcel-Pearson examination centre, enabling students to compete in a familiar environment.

University Placement

We offer each prospective student personalized support in the application process to Universities abroad from our specialized partners.