Our aim at Ellesmere College is to make sure that international students learn far more than the ability to communicate in English. Specialist teachers offer a variety of individual programmes to help every student develop a depth of understanding, enabling each to get the most from their studies.
English as an Additional language (EAL)
Our specially-trained teachers work closely with students who need to increase their English level as quickly as possible. Each student is supported with classes in small groups to develop their English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. For some students, this means small group sessions are offered instead of some mainstream lessons if staff believe it will be of greater benefit.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
IELTS is the preferred English language qualification of all UK universities. In Years 12 and 13 students have group and one-to-one tuition to prepare them for the exam. To study the International Baccalaureate at Ellesmere College an IELTS score of 5.5 across all areas is the minimum standard needed with the required IELTS score of 5.0 across all areas for A-Levels.