Pre A Level


The Pre A level course is designed to prepare students for the demands of A level courses. Students will have intensive lessons in academic English, will familiarise themselves with the content and vocabulary of their chosen programmes of study and become accustomed to the learning styles of a British curriculum. English classes are taught by language specialists and focus on the development of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

The syllabus includes a wide range of subjects such as history, art history, geography, current affairs, mathematics, business studies, literature, music and film studies, and cuisine and culture. Through these lessons, students broaden their general knowledge and are exposed to English being used in a variety of contexts, thus expanding their range of vocabulary, improving their listening comprehension, learning to speak and write on a wide variety of topics and acquiring the academic skills necessary to study at A-level in England.

The Pre-A course also includes a variety of educational visits to places of historical and cultural interest in the region and further afield.


English Communication & Listening Skills – project, presentation and independent learning
IELTS – intensive preparation (additional individual tuition available)
Mathematics – GCSE Further Mathematics (AQA)
Physics – iGCSE
Business – Intermediate Business English (in preparation for study of Economics & Business)
Computing – ICDL (International Computer Driving Licence in computer literacy)
Art & Photography – including visits to London Galleries
Philosophy & Ethics – lectures on the great world philosophers and ethical issues
Cultural & Social Skills – weekly workshops, trips and visits (university open day, theatre, places of interest)

For further details and to apply, please contact our Admissions Team on 01323 644144 or by E-Mail at

For information about this course and other courses popular with international students, please download our International Courses brochure below.

International Courses PDF.