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

English for Examinations helps you prepare for an English language exam such as IELTS or Cambridge examinations (FCE, CAE)

Course provision and the curriculum are excellent and are successful in promoting progression and in meeting the students’ needs – ISI PFE March 2019


Key Facts: English for Exams

Age: 17+
Level: From lower intermediate (CEF A2) to advanced (CEF C2)
Start dates: June, July and August 
Course length: 2, 3, 4 or more weeks  
Class size: Maximum 12 students
Lessons (hours): 25 (23) Monday to Friday
Lesson type: 21 in groups and 4 teacher guided self study sessions
Fees: From £728 per week
Fees include: Tuition, accommodation, lunch, travel insurance and 1 excursion per week
Accommodation: college residence or homestay 
Sample timetable: Click to view
Optional extras: Additional Excursions/Activities – £5 – £30
  Airport transfers from £120 – Depending on pick-up location
  Courier charges for visa support documents –  £25
  Exam entry for IELTS/Cambridge suite £180 – £210
  One-to-one English language lessons – £59 per lesson.


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:

Contact us

If you have any questions about our courses, please get in touch.

Manuela Williams

Admissions Registrar

Tel: +44 1865 517706


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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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