Pre-Sessional Programme

Our Pre-Sessional Programme consists of intensive English language tuition and study skills support to all international students who need to improve their English before enrolling on our GCSE, A Level and NCUK International Foundation Year courses.

Dependent on your level of English language and academic ability, the Pre-Sessional Programme can be taught for one, two or three terms. As well as improving your English language skills, we will prepare you to learn in a typical British classroom environment. This includes study skills development, including project work, independent reading, discussion work and team building. Sports and Personal Health and Social Education (PHSE) also form part of the pre-sessional curriculum.

Timetable and Curriculum

Courses start at the beginning of each term in September, January and April and can be one, two or three terms in length.

The Pre-Sessional Programme consists of 30 hours of tuition per week. Alongside English, students study from three to nine subjects, with the number of subjects being dependent on age and English language ability.


Extra-Curricular Activities

The Programme also includes a wide range of social, cultural and physical activities to broaden your learning and experience.