At CTC London, we follow British educational standards whereby students are expected to take a minimum of three A-Level subjects. If a student is deemed capable enough, it is possible for them to take an additional subject on top of their three core choices. Alternatively, students may enrol for an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), the equivalent of an AS-level examination, or the Oxbridge Medicine Programme alongside their three core subjects.

A candidate who wishes to be considered for entry to CTC must complete the application form and submit it before the closing date for the next academic year. A copy of the applicant’s Passport, IELTS certificate (or equivalent) and most recent school report should be included with the application.

Entry to CTC London is dependent upon GCSE (or equivalent) results. To be admitted, the candidate must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum of 5 A – B GCSE/IGCSE’s (or equivalent)
  • Average GCSE’s score of 5.5
  • Grade B/C in English and Maths
GCSE/IGCSE Grade New GCSE Grading
A* or A** 8 or 9
A 7
B 6
C 5
D 4
E 3

Overseas students must have a minimum IELTS Exam score of 5.5 (or equivalent) for Mathematics and Science-based subjects, or a minimum of 6.0 (or equivalent) for essay based subjects such as English, History and Economics.

Students wishing to undertake the 18-month A-Level course are also required to have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) before starting the course.

Applying students will be expected to have an interview, in person or via Skype, with the Principal or Vice-Principal of the College.

Students may also be asked to sit an entrance exam during the application process.

Year 2 Progression

Student progression on to the second year of study at CTC is dependent on the following factors:

  • A minimum of grade C is achieved in the three core A-Level subjects in Year 1
  • Attendance in Year 1 has been a minimum of 90%

A transfer to Year 2 will be automatic provided the above criteria has been met by the student. If the student falls short of these, discussion between CTC, the student and their parent or guardian will need to take place to determine the most appropriate next steps.

GCSE and Pre-GCSE Preparation Courses

The minimum age requirement for students joining our GCSE or Pre-GCSE Preparation Courses is usually 15 years old. Students coming from outside of the UK will need to take an IELTS exam (or an alternative English test) via one of our agents in their home country.

Please note that this is a different test to the one taken for our A-Level course.

Students must have a minimum IELTS Exam score of 5.0 (or equivalent) to be accepted on our GCSE course.
Students must have a minimum IELTS Exam score of 3.5 (or equivalent) to be accepted on our Pre-GCSE Preparation Course.