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We offer high quality IELTS, Cambridge FCE and Cambridge CAE courses in London

IELTS, CAE, FCEOur exam preparation courses are designed to help you obtain the best possible grade in your chosen exam. You will learn about how the exams work, what the examiners will be looking for and you will practise using the types of questions you will see in the exam.

The main exam preparation courses are:

  • IELTS course
  • Cambridge First Certificate course (Cambridge FCE)
  • Cambridge Advanced course (Cambridge CAE)

External examination courses are ideal if:

  • you want to improve your English by working towards a recognised qualification;
  • you need to demonstrate to your employer or sponsor that you have made progress while studying in London; and/or
  • you need to prove your language level for entrance to a school, college or university, or for prospective employment.
Course options
Our Exam English course is flexible. You can start on most Mondays and choose a 15, 20 or 25 lessons per week programme.
This flexible approach means that you have control of the intensity of your course and schedule. Each lesson = 50 minutes.
Exam English
Standard
(15 lessons per week)
Premium
(20 lessons per week)
 
Gold
(25 lessons per week
Elective
module options

(5 lessons per week each)

• Conversation &   Pronunciation
• Writing & Grammar
• British Cultural studies
• Exam English
• English for Business
Course
structure
IELTS / FCE / CAE
 
(Classroom contact time = 12h 30m)
IELTS / FCE / CAE (15lpw)
+
One elective module
(5lpw)
 
(Classroom contact time = 16h 40m)
IELTS / FCE / CAE
(15lpw)
+
Two elective modules
(2 x5lpw)
 
(Classroom contact time = 20h 50m)

How the courses work

All of our exam courses focus on all of the main skills that are required in the exams. The courses concentrate on:

  • developing the different forms of
  • writing tested in the exams
  • achieving a high degree of
  • grammatical accuracy
  • development of vocabulary
  • listening and speaking skills

We will give you a full practice exam to give you an idea of what to expect, and to teach you how to work under exam conditions. You will also concentrate on developing good examination technique and practise with past examination papers. You will need a course book which you can rent or buy.

We are an authorised centre for
Cambridge exams, so you can
take your exam at our school!

COURSE LEVELS
IELTS / CEFR LSC Stanton LEVEL
4.0-5.5(B1-B2) IELTS level 1
Over 5.5 (Over B2) IELTS level 2
B2 equivalent Cambridge FCE
C1-C2 Equivalent Cambridge CAE

Class sizes

AVERAGE CLASS SIZE

9 (September 2015)

 

MAXIMUM CLASS SIZE

15
 


We offer Exam English throughout the year and you can begin your course on most Mondays.
You can study Exam English in the morning (0900-1200).

Sample weekly timetable This table shows the typical content during a three hour session
 
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
First period
(120 mins)
Practice test
Use of English
- grammar
Writing practice
Speaking &
pronunciation
Practice test
Break (15mins)
Second period
(60 mins)
Speaking practice
Listening
Reading
Use of English
- vocabulary
Revision of week’s
tuition

Note: English for Business elective module students may join the second period of this class

KEY FACTS

  IELTS
(International English Language Testing System)
FCE
(Cambridge First Certifcate in English)
CAE (Cambridge Certifcate in Advanced English)
Recognition For university entrance in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Recognised by many employers and universities worldwide.
Minimum entry level B1 Intermediate B2 Upper Intermediate C1 Advanced
You will practise Exam technique
Past & sample exam papers
Academic writing, reading, listening and speaking skills
University preparation
Different accents
Interactive communication
Vocabulary & idioms
Correct stress and intonation
Exam Technique
Past and sample exam papers
Reading and listening skills
Different writing styles
Different accents
Interactive communication
Vocabulary & idioms
Correct stress and intonation
Start dates Most Mondays January, March, July, September (please contact us for exact dates) January, March, July September(please contact us for exact dates)
Exam dates Most Saturdays March, June, August, December March, June, December
Class times Morning Morning Morning
LSC Stanton exam pass rates 68% of LSC Stanton students get the result they need for university entrance.

70% (2009-2014)

70% (2009-2014)

All of our exam courses are aimed at motivated students who want to prepare thoroughly for their chosen exam and maximise their chance of success.You will be given regular homework which will enable you to identify the areas that you particularly need to focus on improving.

By the end of the courses you will be able to:IELTS course London

  • take your exam or test with confidence
  • use the language more effectively
  • understand what you read and hear more easily
  • use a wider range of vocabulary in your written and spoken English
  • understand the areas you need to work on the most

Cambridge FCE course

Cambridge First Certificate (FCE) FCE is an internationally-recognised Cambridge ESOL exam for which we offer students courses at Intermediate Plus level and above.  We normally run FCE courses at the following times:

Course Starting Date      Examination Date

January        March

March         June

September             December

For more information about FCE, go to http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams-and-qualifications/first/

Cambridge CAE Course

Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) is the second highest level Cambridge ESOL exam.  It recognises the ability to communicate with confidence in English and deal with most aspects of everyday life.  We offer this course to students at Upper Intermediate level and above and run CAE courses at the following times:

Course Starting Date      Examination Date

January        March

March         June

September             December

For more information about CAE, go to http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/cae/

IELTS Course

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is normally taken by students who would like to study at a college or university in an English-speaking country.  The objective our course is to give training in the skills and techniques needed to enable you to sit the IELTS exam with confidence.

IELTS is available to students at Intermediate Plus level and above, and you must take a pre-course test before enrolling on an IELTS course.  Our IELTS course has continuing enrolment, so you can take this test any time as long as you are eligible.

For more information about IELTS, go online and visit http://www.ielts.org

 

FAQ

Q.Which Course is Best for Me?

Depending on your current level of English and your future plans, these exam courses offer different benefits.  If getting into an English-speaking university is your priority, IELTS is probably the most suitable qualification.  If you want a certificate that you can take back to your country and use to enhance your career prospects, FCE or CAE are probably better.

Think carefully about your plans for the future when considering which examination you would like to take.  Consider not only your career plans but also the schedule you are working to and how long you intend, or have permission, to study in the UK.

If you decide to take IELTS, it is very important that you find out what score you need to achieve.  Different universities and different courses require different IELTS scores, so it is worth doing some research by contacting universities to find out what they expect from you.

If you have any doubts, your teacher or the Academic Manager can give you advice on this matter.

Q.What are your pass rates?

We enjoy good examination pass rates. Here are our statistics for the last three years, as compared to the national UK statistics published by Cambridge EOSL.

 

FCE pass rates

CAE pass rates

Year

LSC Stanton Stanton

National average

LSC Stanton Stanton

National average

2011

68%

n.a

63%

n.a

2010

100%

66%

100%

68%

2009

79%

69%

53%

69%

2008

62%

67%

65%

66%

 

 Q. Does the class follow a set syllabus?

A. Yes. Our classes follow the syallbuses that are based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The coursebook provides a flexible platform and the teacher will supplement this with other materials, which he or she will present to the class depending on the needs and interests of the students in the class. The weekly plan on the classroom wall shows what your teacher intends to teach each week, though this may change if he / she thinks that this is best.

Q. You say that I can begin my class on most Mondays. How does this work if my course starts in the middle of the  term?

A. Many students start their course in the middle of term, and the General English course is designed for students to join the class at any time. Our coursebooks are structured to help students do this, and there is lots of revision. In addition, your teacher will be prepared for this and he / she will be able to tell you the areas of English that you need to give special attention to.

Q. Will the classes be different from my English classes in my own country?

A. That depends on what sort of English lessons you have had in your country!

Our lessons are 100% in English, and they will help you to communicate in English.

Our teachers are trained to bring the best out of you, and to give you lots of opportunities to practise speaking with the whole class and in groups and pairs. While you are doing this, your teacher will go round the class to correct and help each student. You may also do some language games to help you to practise.

Q. How do I study effectively?

A. We take great pride in the quality of our tuition. Our Principal began her career as a teacher, and several of our more experienced teachers have worked for us for many years.

We believe that a positive classroom atmosphere with plenty of opportunity for communicative practice provides the best environment for learning.  We believe that by giving you lots of variety in class and by giving you plenty of opportunities to practice your English with your classmates, we will help you to maximize your progress.

The academic methodology is set out below:

- 100% interactive communicative lessons

- All teachers are qualified to teach English and are carefully selected by the Principal and the Academic Manager

- We have eight levels of English so you can make faster progress at precisely the right level for you

- We use up-to-date methods and materials

Much will depend on your attitude towards your studies. If you want to make good progress, we have the teachers and other resources to enable you to do this.

Q. How do I check my progress?

A. You will have revision activities every week and regular progress tests in class. In addition, we have 4 terms per year, and we expect our students to make progress to the next level at the end of every term. At the end of every term, which typically lasts for 11-12 weeks, we will give you an end of term test. This is designed to test all aspects of your English language ability (reading, writing, speaking and listening). Once your teacher has marked your progress test, he / she will give you detailed feedback on how your have progressed, and tell you whether you are ready to progress to the next level.

Q. What do I do if I find my class too difficult or easy?

A. If this happens, please speak to your teacher and explain to him / her what the problem is. They will help you to change level if necessary. If the teacher feels that you should change level, they will speak with the Academic Manager and the teacher of the other level and they will decide f you are ready to do so, and also confirm whether the next level has availability

Q. Will I be able to practise my English outside class?

A. Absolutely! It is really important that you try to do this as much as possible. Try to speak to as many people as possible – classmates, homestay family, people in shops etc. This is good practice, even if they are not English. Please remember that London is a truly international city, so many of the people that you come into contact will have different accents, which makes it fun and challenging to communicate with them! We have an exciting social programme, which is a good way to meet other students, practise English and to enjoy London.