Pre A Level

Our Pre A Level course is a great way to improve your English level whilst developing some foundation knowledge in academic subjects


The St Andrew’s College, Cambridge Pre A Level course prepares students for A Level or Foundation Courses. It offers a combination of English language training and IELTS exam preparation with some academic preparation in Maths and Academic subjects. Students can choose to study one or two terms. The Pre A level Course is an alternative to studying GCSEs. Depending on your English level, this could be a faster route to the academic course you want to study.

There are 3 Pathways available. Students can choose the following options

  • Art (Fine Art and Textiles or Photography)
  • Business (Business Studies and Economics)
  • Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics)
Students can progress to our A Level and Foundation courses via our internal tests. This means that it is less pressurised than a GCSE course.

September Start
Course Length 1 year (3 terms)
English Requirement IELTS 4.0
Minimum age at start of course 14.5
January Start
Course Length 2 terms
English Requirement IELTS 4.5
Minimum age at start of course 15

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There are 3 Pre A Level Pathways. Science, Humanities or Art. All students will study English and Maths with an additional 5 hours of their chosen pathway subjects.

Subject Hours per Week
General English 15 hours
Academic English / IELTS 5 hours
Maths 5 hours
Pathway Options
Art Pathway (Fine Art and Textiles or Photography) 5 hours
Business Pathway (Business Studies and Economics) 5 Hours
Science Pathway (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) 5 Hours


Course and Accommodation Fees 2017-2018

Course Fees Per Term
Pre A Level £6500
Individual Tuition £45 per hour
Deposits Fee
Course Deposit

of which £350 is the non-refundable registration fee payable on application

Accommodation deposit £1000
Registration Fee (non-refundable, payable on application) £350
Security Deposit (refundable) £350
Accommodation Fees Per Week
Single Room £185
Fees Per Term
Twin Room with Shower £3340
Standard Single Room (shared shower) £3770
Twin En-Suite £4080
Single Room with Shower £4260
Single En-Suite £4570
Superior Single En-Suite £4700

Unless otherwise stated, all accommodation is half-board (breakfast and dinner are included in the fees above.


Read the full course syllabus here

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Cambridge, CB2 1AW, UK
Tel: +44 1223 323718