Introduction

At Cambridge Tutors College we aim for the best possible examination results, focussing primarily on academic potential. Our admissions policy reflects an environment in which a student can study in small groups, in an international student body and with an emphasis on preparation for higher education and adult life. At Cambridge Tutors College, our main aim is preparing students for university, especially for those in the Russell Group of universities which includes Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial College London, the London School of Economics and University College London.

The College welcomes students, day and boarding (homestay), from the age of 15. It is non-denominational and welcomes students from a full range of ethnic, linguistic, cultural and religious backgrounds. The Principal has the responsibility for admitting students according to the admissions policy and the College assesses in advance whether a prospective student can cope with and benefit from its curriculum.

Entrance at 15+

Here at Cambridge Tutors College, we admit a small number of students onto a one-year intensively taught GCSE course. This includes some students wishing to re-sit as well as some first-timers. The normal number of subjects is five, two of which are normally English Language and Mathematics. This is not a prescriptive number as the individual needs of each student is separately assessed by the College prior to entry.

The Foundation course allows students to take a more intensive English language course and GCSE Mathematics. In addition, students may take up to three Science subjects, an Economic/Business joint course and Art as possibilities.

We discuss the requirements for each student on an individual basis.

Compulsory School Age Students

The College runs a specific programme provided for students who join the College prior to their sixteenth birthday (Compulsory School Age Students). Two additional lessons are given every week. PE (Physical Education) and PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education).

Entrance at 16+

Most students enter the AS/A2 programme, either the two-year course starting in September or the 18-month course starting in January. Entry to either programme is open to students who have passed 5 GCSE subjects (or equivalent) at grades A or B. Overseas students must have achieved a satisfactory level of English in order to qualify and they are routinely tested if there is no evidence of this, using one of the College’s own tests. In all cases the College requests a report from the student’s former school in addition to other evidence of academic achievement.
We also offer a one-year accelerated A Level course starting in September. Students are required to provide satisfactory GCSE or equivalent results as well as sit entrance exams.

Entrance at 17+

Students join the AS/A2 programme (as above).

Application Process

Students who wish to join the College are invited to complete an application form and to send it, with accompanying documentation, to the College. We will reply, sending an offer of a place, if appropriate, which may be conditional upon satisfactory examination results being obtained. A parent /guardian must then sign and return the acceptance documentation, together with a registration fee and deposit. Upon receipt, we send a letter confirming our offer. Where appropriate, a visa letter is also sent.