The Extended A-level is for students with lower language levels who want to follow a main A-level course.
It consists of 1-3 terms of intensive language tuition and some academic subject classes plus the 6 terms of A-level programme.
Whether the student needs to enrol on the 7, 8 or 9-term programme will depend on their level of English.
The fully integrated tuition system develops your learning and study skills as well as your language skills.
The course will enable you to:
We have specific students welfare and support policies in place for all students who are under 16 years old.
All students of 14+ are automatically allocated our Homestay Extra service for the highest levels of comfort and support.
International students under the age of 16 must have a UK-based guardian when they come to study in the United Kingdom.
Kings Colleges uses the specialist services of Oxford Guardians.
Oxford Guardians offers a comprehensive and personal guardianship service for international students which includes:
There is a heavy quota of English language development. This includes a strong focus on preparation for the IELTS exam so that you reach a minimum of IELTS 5.5 for progression to the main A-level course.
You will also develop specific language skills relevant to your academic subjects, for example English for Mathematics and English for Science.
Between one double session to four doubles per week are devoted to subject enrichment classes There are four broad subject areas:
1.Humanities: Topics are related to Human Geography, Politics and History.
2.Business and Enterprise: Topics taken from AS Business plus practical, real-life experience of Kings Enterprise
3.Scientific Investigation: Topics based around Biology, Physics and Chemistry using practical laboratory work as the basis for scientific investigation.
4. Social, creative or physical education: The Kings Academic Enrichment programme is also followed for one hour each week. Subjects include PSHE, Creative Arts or PE.
Clear language targets are set for each term. These are measured both formally and informally throughout the term to ensure you remain on target.
Successful completion of the first 1-3 terms of the Extended A-level, means you will have gained the required proficiency to continue the programme following the main A-level curriculum at Kings.
On completion of the A-level programme, you will be able to progress to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree anywhere in the UK.