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Pre-programme – Prepare for success

This programme is designed to give you the academic and English skills you need before starting your GCSEs, A levels or university foundation programme. In addition to improving your English language skills, you will also gain knowledge in your chosen subjects, as well as learning more about studying and living in the UK.

At a glance

  • Prepare for GCSEs, A levels or university foundation programmes
  • Choose a 2 or 3 term programme
  • Study split: approximately 60% English language programme (IELTS) and 40% subject-specific programme
  • Access to a wide choice of subjects such as Maths, Sciences and Business
  • Assessed through internal testing only
  • Available at MPW London, Birmingham and Cambridge

Why choose the programme?

  • Build knowledge in core subjects in the academic curriculum
  • Improve proficiency in written and spoken English
  • Develop academic reading and writing skills ready for UK exams
  • Gain an enriched understanding of British Culture
  • Participation in a wide range of co-curricular activities

Programme structure

English Language component (approx.60%)Subject-specific component (approx.40%)
English for Academic Purposes (EAP)Subject introduction classes
Study skillsand
Exam preparationEnglish for Specific Purposes (ESP) in chosen subject areas
  • Twenty five hours per week, plus extra-curricular activities
  • Weekly timed assignments and testing to inform individual progress tracking
  • Weekly progress meeting with a Personal Tutor/ Director of Studies
  • Diagnostic tests to identify areas of development
  • Structured extra-curricular programme to support communication skills
  • A Pearson PTE Academic exam is taken at the end of the course (UKVI exam if required for visa purposes)

Start dates


Entry requirements

  • Age 16+ (under 16s accepted if approved accommodation or private fostering services are chosen)
  • CEFR B1 level or IELTS 4.0 or above, or equivalent – Pearson PTE (29-35), TOEFL iBT (32-34) or Cambridge English Scale (147)

Termly fees

  • London: £8,600
  • Birmingham: £6,400
  • Cambridge: £7,100


Find Us

90-92 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, London SW7 5AB

16-18 Greenfield Crescent Birmingham B15 3AU

3-4 Brookside Cambridge CB2 1JE


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