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.

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:

View our: Pre-Sixth Form Brochure

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.


View our International brochure