Summer Exam Preparation

20 Lessons/ 15 Hours or 28 Lessons/ 21 Hours of Study per Week

For students who want a serious exam preparation course over the summer.

We have a very experienced team of exam teachers, several of whom who are also Cambridge and IELTS examiners.

Course Structure

Morning Classes 09:15-12:45 Monday to Friday.  These classes prepare you for IELTS, Cambridge First Certificate (FCE) or Cambridge Advanced (CAE), focusing on exam techniques that are the same in these different exams.

The lessons are based on a modern exam coursebook, though your teacher will also bring in extra materials to make sure the course meets your specific needs. We lend you the coursebook with no extra fees, though you may be asked to buy a workbook for approx. £15.

If you need practice that focuses on one particular exam, we recommend that you take the 28-lesson programme.

Afternoon Classes 13:45-15:15 Monday to Thursday (28-lesson programme only). These classes focus on the skills and strategies needed for your chosen exam. For example, if you are preparing to take IELTS, your afternoon lessons will only focus on IELTS.

You will have regular homework and can use our library and language laboratory in your free time.

Course Objectives

To help you prepare for an English language examination by:

  • Training you in exam skills and techniques
  • Giving you extensive examination practice
  • Improving the level of your English through a combination of language input and practice in the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing
  • Developing the study skills that will enable you to continue to learn English after your course.

For further information, see the course description.

Levels and Progress

You will have a test on your first day to place you in a class at the right level.  Our weekly progress tests and monthly tutorials make sure you move up to a higher level as soon as you are ready.

This course is for Intermediate to Advanced level students only.

Intermediate (CEFR B1) Can communicate effectively in most situations but sometimes has to work hard to do so.

Upper Intermediate (CEFR B2) Can communicate effectively in most situations and can usually easily re-phrase in order to be understood.

Advanced (CEFR C1) Can communicate effectively in all but the most difficult situations.

If you are not sure of your level, we can send you a test and give advice.

Booking an Exam

You can take the IELTS exam, FCE or CAE in Brighton. See our Prices page for information about examination dates and fees.

Certificates and Reports

At the end of your course we will give you a certificate and a report (provided you have attended at least 80% of your lessons).

Public Holidays

Please note that there are no classes on public holidays.  See our Prices page for details.


General English Course 28 Lessons - Timetable

Price List 2014

Please see our fees page for special offers and promotions, and full information on all fees and charges.

Weeks Price per week
1-4 £250 (28 Lessons)/ £205 (20 Lessons)
5-11 £240 (28 Lessons)/ £195 (20 Lessons) 5-12 weeks

Fact File

  • Lessons per Week 28 Lessons/ 21 Hours or 20 Lessons/ 15 Hours per Week

  • Age Range 16+

  • Class Size 12 Maximum

  • Course length 1 - 9 Weeks

  • Levels Intermediate to Advanced.

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