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Don't put your education on hold. Start studying GSCE, Pre-programme, A Levels or University Foundation Programmes in January 2022.


Join us in January 2022

Our flexible January intake offers something for everyone. It's ideal for those who don't want to wait until September to begin preparing for the next step in their education journey by studying GSCE, Pre-programme, A Levels or preparing for university with our University Foundation Programme (UFP). If you're still hoping to apply to a UK university in September 2022, our innovative 2-term Intensive version of the UFP and the traditional 3-term UFP provide a fantastic opportunity to do just that! The charts below show the full list of courses starting from January onwards. Don't forget to view all of our course options by centre and subject.

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Our Pledge – protecting our school communities

As part of the launch of our #WeCare campaign, we shared “Our Pledge” detailing the measures we will take to protect and care for our school communities in the fight against COVID-19. We are currently working hard to put our Pledge into practice to welcome our students. We are investing in new technology, new equipment and our people, specifically:

  • Boosting our on-campus medical provision
  • Installing infrared temperature testing technology in every campus
  • Creating “Care Kits” for every student, which include facemasks (a two-week supply), hand sanitizer gel and disinfectant wipes
  • Training every member of staff on new policies and procedures to care for students and one another

 Our Pledge

 

Study Options

Preparation for advanced study

  • 5-term GCSE
  • 2-term Pre-programme
  • The GCSE and Pre-programme will give you the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in a university preparation course of your choice – A Level, International Baccalaureate Diploma or University Foundation Programme.

    Intensive/fast-track options

  • 2-term UFP
  • 5-term A Level
  • Our intensive and fast-track courses are designed for ambitious, hardworking and academically capable international students who will enjoy the challenge of fast-paced learning. Teaching has been condensed with specialist academic subject knowledge prioritised over English Language, so you should be fairly proficient in speaking and writing in English already. These courses are a fantastic opportunity to speed up your educational journey, but you must be prepared to put in the extra study time to get great results.

    Standard options

  • 3-term UFP
  • 6-term A Level
  • There’s nothing ‘standard’ about our traditional UFP and A Level programmes. Designed to maximise your potential and provide a solid preparation for higher education in the UK, the additional time to study and learn English makes a significant difference to your final grade. Our 3-term UFP and 6-term A Level programmes are structured to run over the summer. In January 2021, you will have a unique opportunity to start the traditional university preparation courses which are usually only offered in September.

    Courses starting January 2022

    We have face-to-face teaching across all Colleges in January 2022. Please check the website regularly for updates.

      Academic Year 2021/22 Academic Year 2022/23
    Term Dates Spring Term Summer Term 1 Summer Term 2 Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
    Jan-Mar 2022 Apr-Jun 2022 Jun-Aug 2022 Sept-Dec 2022 Jan-Mar 2023 Apr-Jun 2023
      Cambridge & Canterbury (5 terms)
    GCSE CAMBRIDGE (Year 10)
    Subjects offered: Art, Biology, Business, Chemistry, English Language, English First Language / Literature, French, Geography, History, Mathematics, Media Studies, Photography, Physical Education, Physics

    CANTERBURY (Year 10) Subjects offered: Art, Biology, Business, Chemistry, English Language, English First Language / Literature, Geography, History, Mathematics, Physical Education, Physics, Spanish
      GCSE (Year 11) Students continue with the subjects selected in the previous academic year
    Pre-Programme CAMBRIDGE (2 terms)
    Subjects offered: Art, Biology, Business, Chemistry, English Language, English First Language / Literature, Humanities, Mathematics, Media Studies, French, Physical Education, Physics

    CANTERBURY (2 terms)
    Subjects offered: Art, Biology, Business, Chemistry, English Language, Humanities, Mathematics, Performing Arts, Physical Education, Physics

    LONDON (2 terms)
    Subjects offered: Art, Biology, Business, Chemistry, English Language, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Education, Physics
      Progression onto one of CATS university preparation courses: A Level, International Baccalaureate or University Foundation Programme
    A Level (Intensive)

    London (5 terms)

    AS (Year 12)
    Subjects offered: Biology, Business, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology

      A2 (Year 13)
    Students continue with 3 subjects selected in the previous academic year
    A Level (Standard)

    Cambridge (6 terms)
    Subjects offered: Biology, Business, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Sociology

    Canterbury (6 terms)
    Subjects offered: Biology, Business, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Sociology

     

    Progression to a UK university

     

    Progression to a UK university

    University Foundation Programme  (Standard) Cambridge (3 terms)
    Subjects offered: Biology, Business, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Sociology
      Progression to a UK university
    Canterbury (3 terms)
    Subjects offered: Biology, Business, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Sociology
      Progression to a UK university
    University Foundation Programme (Fast-track) London (2 terms)
    Subjects offered: Biology, Business, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology
      Progression to a UK university

    *The A Level (Standard) programmes starting in January, which run at Cambridge and Canterbury, are structured to run over the summer with teaching of AS level from January 2022 to August 2022 and A2 level from September 2022 to June 2023 

    “The University Foundation Programme is great. The style of teaching and the coursework is similar to university."Marta from Poland
    Studied 2-term UFP
    Academic results A*A*A*
    Met the offer to study Engineering Mathematics at the University of Bristol

    Results: A Level 2021

    71%

    of all students have received an A* or A

    8 out of 10

    top universities have accepted CATS students

    100%

    of Fast Track students have received an A*

    Nationality Grades Destination University Degree Ranking*
    Polish Cambridge University of Cambridge Mathematics 2
    Ukrainian Cambridge University of Cambridge Engineering 2
    Chinese A*A*A* University College London Physics 4
    Chinese A*A*A* University College London Architecture 4
    Burmese A*AB University College London Applied Medical Sciences 4
    Chinese A*AAB University College London Psychology and Language Sciences 4
    Indonesian AAA* The University of Edinburgh Chemical Engineering 4
    Chinese A*A*A* King's College London, University of London Politics, Philosophy and Law 7
    Moroccan A*A*A* University of Manchester Computer Science and Mathematics with Industrial Experience 8
    Chinese A*A*A* University of Bristol Civil Engineering 10
    British AA*A* University of Birmingham Law with Business Studies 12
    Montenegrin ABA Queen Mary University of London Business Management 13
    Vietnamese BAA* Durham University Finance 18
    Vietnamese A*A*A*A Durham University Chemistry 18
    Romanian A*A*A* University of Exeter Economics and Finance 24
    Moroccan A*A*AA University of Exeter Politics, Philosophy and Economics 24
    Chinese A*A*A* Newcastle University Biomedical Science 25
    Moroccan A*A*A Cardiff University Architecture 27
    Ukrainian A*A*AA University of Bath Psychology 30
    Chinese A*A*AA University of St Andrews Materials Chemistry 30
    Peruvian A*A*A University of St Andrews Economics and Management 30

    *The Times and Sunday Times University Ranking 2021

    For further inspiration and to see what can be achieved, see all of our latest results and destinations. We look forward to welcoming you soon!

    Results: University Foundation Programme (UFP) 2021

    55%

    of students have achieved at least one A*/A/B

    51%

    of students have achieved A*/A in Accounting

    48%

    of students have received A*/A in Biology

    Nationality Grades Destination University Degree Ranking*
    Russian A*A*A* Durham University English Literature 6
    Ukrainian AAB Durham University Business and Management 6
    South Korean A*A*A* University of Warwick Law 9
    South Korean A*A*A University of Manchester Accounting and Finance 13
    Moroccan A*AA University of Manchester Pharmacy 13
    Myanmar A*AA University of Manchester International Business, Finance and Economics 13
    French A*AA University of Bristol Civil Engineering 17
    Chinese A*AA University of Birmingham Economics 19
    Chinese A*A*A King's College London, University of London Pharmacology 21
    Nigerian ABA University of Sheffield Psychology 26
    Russian AA*A* University of Sheffield Civil Engineering 26
    Nigerian ABA University of Surrey Electrical and Electronic Engineering 35
    Ukrainian A*AB University of the Arts London Media Communications 43
    Ukrainian ABB Aston University, Birmingham Logistics with Supply Chain Management 47
    Moroccan A*A*A University of Central Lancashire Medicine and Surgery 89
    Malaysian A*A*A* University of Westminster, London Business Management 114
    Russian A*AB University of Westminster, London Marketing Management 114

    *The Times and Sunday Times University Ranking 2021

    For further inspiration and to see what can be achieved, see all of our latest results and destinations. We look forward to welcoming you soon!