English for Examinations

• the best way to prepare for the IELTS exam

• practise examinations in class

• improve your fluency and accuracy skills

• start the path to your academic future

Preparing you for the IELTS examination and your academic future

Age: 17+
Level: Intermediate+
Length: two or three weeks
Class: maximum 12 students
Lessons: 21 per week (note: one lesson = 55 minutes)

St Clare’s has a strong tradition of academic success. Our short examination courses help students to boost their prospects at university and in their working lives.

IELTS is the most popular English Language exam at St Clare’s:

  • it tests your level in English
  • it is widely used by universities in the UK and other countries as an entrance requirement
  • it can be taken in Oxford every month.

FCE and CAE (two of the Cambridge Examinations) also have a very high reputation. They offer a qualification for life, and examinations may be taken in your home country three times a year.

This course is designed to prepare you for these examinations, giving you the best possible change of future success in your academic and working life. Examination courses at St Clare’s:

  • are taught in small groups (max. 12)
  • focus on improving the fluency and accuracy of academic language skills
  • practise examination techniques
Sample Timetable

IELTS & Academic English

09.00-11.00 Focus on accuracy
11.15-12.15 Focus on fluency
14.00-16.00 IELTS preparation

Try our Fees Calculator to see how much the course will cost

Contact the Department
Please contact us with any questions you may have about the course, the accommodation, the college, and what it is like to be a student here. We will be happy to help you choose your course.
Richard Gorst
Business Manager
+44 1865 517373
Tom Whitehouse
Sales Coordinator
+44 1865 517383
Manuela Williams
Admissions Registrar
+44 1865 517706

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Package prices
  • tuition (21 lessons per week) — teaching materials
  • college accommodation with self-catering facilities
  • homestay with breakfast and dinner every day
  • activities Programme – a full range of activities, sports and local trips
  • one FREE excursion per week
  • lunch Monday – Friday
  • travel insurance
  • please read our Terms & Conditions
Tuition and Accommodation prices
Room type 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks Extra week
College accommodation
Twin Standard £1360 £2040 £2720  £680
Twin Superior £1458 £2187 £2916  £729
Single Standard £1492 £2238 £2984  £746
Single Superior £1626 £2439 £3252  £813
Single Standard (includes breakfast
and dinner every day)
£1360 £2040 £2720  £680
Single Superior (includes breakfast
and dinner every day)
£1506 £2259 £3012  £753

Optional Extras:

  • College Meals – breakfast and dinner every day – £90 per week
  • Visa Support documents – £25
  • Airport Transfers

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Airport transfers
We offer our students a private transfer service by car from all the major London airports — Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton, Stansted, and London City airport, as well as train or bus stations. Our airport transfer prices are given below.

Airport transfer one way
London Heathrow (LHR) £115
London Gatwick (LGW) £170
London Luton (LTN) £135
London Stansted (STN) £165

Book an airport transfer here as soon as you have booked your flight

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