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Ellesmere College

Pre-Sixth Form

The Ellesmere Pre-Sixth is a one-year course that prepares students from outside of the UK for Sixth Form studies (both IB and A Level) in an English language medium school.

This is a one year course suitable for students of 15 or 16 years of age with a good grasp of English. Students on the Pre-Sixth course usually study five subjects to GCSE standard in preparation for moving on to the A Level or International Bacclaureate Diploma programme. This is an integrated model and students will join existing teaching groups based on ability.
This is an intensive one year programme designed to prepare students from outside the UK for Sixth Form studies in both A-Level and the International Baccalaureate. The course includes five to six GSCE subjects which are taught in greater depth. Subjects include: One or two sciences (specialising in either Biology, Chemistry or Physics) English Language first language, Mathematics, Geography and a language, either first and native language such as German, or if already competent in a second language such as French, Spanish or Latin.  


All will also study English Literature and for a student with a high level of English on joining us there is the opportunity to take the IGCSE in English Literature in addition, this will be discussed with the individual once they have completed the first term of study.We focus on improving spoken and written English and achieving GCSE qualifications in core subjects before moving on to the Sixth Form the following year.

When Pre-Sixth students join the Sixth Form, they can confidently embark upon their Sixth Form courses of either A Level or International Baccalaureate Diploma without the need for a settling in period, entering fully into life at Ellesmere from the day they arrive.

The College offers the following Pre-Sixth Form programme:

Pre-Sixth Form Course Brochure