The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the standard exam for those overseas students wishing to enter university in the UK. Our IELTS classes focus on exam technique and emphasise the linguistic skills you will need to be a success at university. The classes also contain a strong element of General English to ensure that you continue to improve overall.
*Common European Framework of Refrence (CEFR)
15 hours a week in our daytime IELTS class will give you the strongest chance to get the IELTS score you need. You can add on Communication Skills and/or an Examination Skills class to make a 20 or 25-hour a week course if you wish. The IELTS examination can be taken any month you choose.
At our Language College, you can join an IELTS course when you are an Intermediate level (B1) as the grading system is very broad. Bands of ability range from 1.0 to 9.0, though most universities require an IELTS score of 6.5 or above. For some challenging courses at prestigious universities, they may ask for 7.5. A good upper-intermediate student would probably score around 6.5, while a very strong advanced student may score 7.5 or above.
Our courses concentrate on the Academic Module, but if you want to do the General Module, our courses can accommodate you. The exam has 4 papers and is done in a single day:
After taking your IELTS exam, you should receive your results grade within 2 weeks.
IELTS Examinations are externally assessed and exam registration is not included in the course fee. The registration fee is £165 and is payable at Reception. Many universities require a SELT (Secure English Language Testing) IELTS score. This can be taken in Portsmouth at a cost of £200.