English as an Additional Language (EAL)
The EAL department offers two types of support to Sixth Formers who have English as an additional language: IELTS preparation and general subject support. IELTS is the banded EAL qualification expected by UK universities and it consists of papers in reading, writing, speaking and listening. The writing papers are particularly hard to score well on, and the skills concerned are valuable for academic work in general, so most of our focus is on writing skills. We can be flexible about when you wish to take the exam. We can also work more generally on essay technique and on structuring short answers for A-level courses. Our goal is to support your academic progress, whatever your experience and ambitions.