Academic Preparation Programme (APP)
This course is designed for international students who have an intermediate level of English, more advanced than those on the APP1 programme but not yet adequate for A-levels or the University Foundation Programme.
Just as in APP1, lessons are taught by academic specialists using simplified language whilst sustaining the students’ motivation by covering subject-specific content. Formal English is taught, leading to IGCSE English as a Second Language and/or IELTS, as appropriate. To progress to A-levels or the UFP, students must achieve grade C in IGCSE ESL or IELTS 5.5. Alongside English, we teach GCSE Maths and then students opt to study 3 from the following IGCSE subject list: Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Geography or Physics. Students must pick at least one science option within their three elective choices. If students are under the age of 16 they will also take part in all the compulsory subjects listed in APP1.
This course has flexible start dates: usually, the beginning of September or January terms.