International Study Centre Director talks about courses and life at Padworth College
The International Study Centre at Padworth is responsible for delivering language and study skills support to all international students who need to improve their English either:
- before beginning a full-time academic course (see E1 and E2 below)
- as part of their GCSE course (see E3)
- as part of their A-level or Access programme (IELTS preparation).
All students on E1, E2 and E3 courses study English and Maths and are tested in these subjects when they arrive at Padworth. They are then placed in the appropriate group for their level. It is possible to move between courses as progress is made during the year. The age of entry for students beginning these course is from 14 -17.
|English and Academic Preparation Courses|
|Course Name||English Level||Length of Course||Subjects (lessons per week)|
Exams: Cambridge English KET/PET
IGCSE Maths and/or Art (depending on age and
|E2||Elementary – Pre-Intermediate(CEFR A2 +)||1-3 terms||
Exams: Cambridge English PET
IGCSE Maths and GCSE BCS and /or Core Science and Art and Design (if required level reached)
(I)GCSE subjects from:
Exams: As above.
|IELTS Preparation||Minimum Pre-Intermediate (CEFR B1)||3 terms (A1 and Access)3 terms (A2)
|Minimum 7 lessons per week as part of an A level or Access course.
Exams: IELTS in final term (or earlier if required)