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International boarding education for students aged 14+

Academic English Programme

This programme guarantees entry to all CATS academic programmes and teaches grammar, common terms and expressions regularly used in academic subjects.

This flexible programme is designed for students who need to improve their English before they start an academic programme in the UK.

Quick facts

Age: 14+
Entry requirements: A good school report
English language level: IELTS 3.5+
Start dates: Any Monday or termly
Course length: 1 week to 4 terms
Average class size: 7
Hours per week: 25+

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Key Features

  • Full-time, intensive course, tailored to students' needs
  • Includes the study of General English and English for Academic Purposes
  • Provides an introduction to the vocabulary required for Business, Maths, Science and Humanities
  • Develops students’ confidence in English language
  • Flexible study dates to fit in with academic programmes

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