Pupils usually start the Pre-IGCSE programme (referred to as Year 7, 8 or 9 under the British system) when they are 11, 12 or 13 years old before the academic year of entry.
The Pre-IGCSE programme introduces pupils to the subjects that they will study at IGCSE. The curriculum is designed to enable pupils to become confident and successful independent learners improving the personal, learning and thinking skills that will ensure their academic success higher up the school. The curriculum introduces pupils to a wide range of academic and cultural experiences designed to stimulate their intellectual curiosity.

The Pre-IGCSE years at MCS are a great time to develop wide ranging and transferable skills that will be needed as pupils work their way through the school and onto the exciting worlds of university and work. Those following this programme are encouraged to read widely, to develop digital skills and to invest time and energy in the co-curricular and pastoral sides of College life.

All pupils study English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, History, Art, a Modern Foreign Language, Physical Education, Computing and Life Skills (PSHE). Non-native English speakers receive lessons in English as an Additional Language.