Course Overview

  • Achieve a higher level of fluency in English language whilst experiencing UK lifestyle and its education system.
  • Study academic subjects alongside British students but without the pressure of sitting exams
  • Ideal for students taking a “gap year” before university studies
  • English language support and services of personal tutor built into the course
  • Flexibility of studying for just four weeks on our Mini International Study Year or up to a full academic year.

Entry requirements: Minimum English language level B2

Minimum five passes at GCSE level or equivalent.

Students will be able to choose up to three subjects from the following options:


  • Maths and Further Maths
  • Economics
  • Biology
  • Marine Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Applied Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Accounting
  • Psychology
  • Criminology
  • Sociology
  • Fine Art
  • Photography
  • Graphic Design
  • Physical Education
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Music and Music Technology
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Dance
  • Drama and Theatre
  • Film Studies
  • Geography
  • Law
  • Politics
  • Media Studies
  • Philosophy


  • Business and Marketing
  • Art and Design
  • Engineering
  • Hair and Beauty
  • Performing Arts and Music
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Sport and Fitness

Some subjects are available at certain campuses only so please check with our team before making your application.

Please note that although students aged 16-18 are classified as adults in respect of their eligibility for this course, they are subject to stricter rules on supervision, details of which can be found here.

The college is closed one day each term for staff training.

At a state college in the UK for 16-18 year olds you do not attend school 9am-4pm but attend at certain times during the week and the rest of the time you are preparing for classes and doing homework.

There are no lessons on Saturdays or Sundays.

If you are a Visa National, we recommend that you contact our International Admissions office at at for advice before choosing your course, study duration, and visa type. We also suggest that you visit the following website:

Sample International Study Year Timetable
9.00-10.15 10.45-12.00 12.00 13.00-14.15 14.45-16.00
Monday Maths Spanish Lunch Private Study Private Study
Tuesday History Private Study Lunch Maths Spanish
Wednesday Private Study English Language Lunch IELTS IELTS
Thursday Private Study History Spanish Spanish Maths
Friday Private Study Private Study Private Study History Private Study

Start dates
September to April

4 weeks - whole academic year

min. age
16 years old

all campuses

How to apply for

International courses