IELTS is a globally-recognised English language test required for university entry. This must be taken by all students who do not hold a GCSE English Language qualification.

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam can be taken at various points in the academic year. The examination has writing, reading, listening and speaking components. Most top UK universities will require an overall score of at least 6.5 or 7.0, with good scores in the writing and reading sections.

There is no limit on re-takes of the IELTS examination. It can be taken and then improved upon at the next sitting and so on throughout the two years if necessary, although we would hope that the majority of students will be able to attain a 6.5 or 7.0 within a year of starting their A-level studies with us.

IELTS is taught by qualified teachers for between two and six lessons per week.