international
study year (HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMME)

Course Overview

  • Achieve a higher level of fluency in English language whilst experiencing UK lifestyle and its education system.
  • Study academic subjects alongside British students but without the pressure of sitting exams
  • Ideal for students taking a “gap year” before university studies
  • English language support and services of personal tutor built into the course
  • Flexibility of studying for just four weeks on our Mini International Study Year or up to a whole academic year

Entry requirements: Minimum English language level equivalent to IELTS 5.5 (Academic) with a minimum of 5.0 in each paper. Minimum five passes at GCSE level or equivalent.


Students will be able to choose up to three subjects from the following options:

ACADEMIC

Maths and Further Maths

Economics

Biology

Chemistry

Physics

Accounting

Psychology

Sociology

Art and Design

Physical Education

French

Spanish

Music and Music Technology

Business

Computer Science

Dance

Drama and Theatre

Film Studies

Geography

Law

Politics

Media Studies

Philosophy

TECHNICAL AND PROFESSIONAL

Business and Marketing

Art and Design

Engineering

Hair and Beauty

Performing Arts and Music

Travel and Tourism

Sport and Fitness

Please note that although students aged 16-18 are classified as adults in respect of their eligibility for this course, they are subject to stricter rules on supervision, details of which can be found here.

Please note there is a public holiday on 3 May 2021 when the college is closed. The college is also closed one day each term for staff training.

At a state college in the UK for 16-18 year olds you do not attend school 9am-4pm but attend at certain times during the week and the rest of the time you are preparing for classes and doing homework.

There are no lessons on Saturdays or Sundays.

If you are a Visa National, we recommend that you contact our International Admissions office at at international@escg.ac.uk for advice before choosing your course, study duration, and visa type. We also suggest that you visit the following website:

www.gov.uk/visas-immigration

Sample International Study Year Timetable
9.00-10.15 10.45-12.00 12.00 13.00-14.15 14.45-16.00
Monday Maths Spanish Lunch Private Study Private Study
Tuesday History Private Study Lunch Maths Spanish
Wednesday Private Study English Language Lunch IELTS IELTS
Thursday Private Study History Spanish Spanish Maths
Friday Private Study Private Study Private Study History Private Study

Start dates
1 Sep or 4 Jan

length
4 weeks - whole academic year

min. age
16 years old

campus
Lewes or Hastings

How to apply for

International courses