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 to advanced CEF B1 to C1
Length: two or three weeks
Class: maximum 12 students
Lessons: 21 plus 3 guided self-study per week (19.25 + 2.75 hours)
Is this summer course for me?: Yes, if you would like to improve your English language skills and gain a qualification for university or for your career.

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

English for Examinations
Monday to Friday

09.00-11.00 Focus on accuracy
11.30-12.30 Focus on fluency
Tuesday to Thursday 13.30-15.30 IELTS preparation
15.30-16.30 Open Learning Club (optional)

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

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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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

Optional Extras

Personal Language Training
Students can add one-to-one English language lessons to their language classes. Lessons last 55 minutes and are charged at £57 per lesson.

Examination fees
Fees for the following examinations are currently between approximately
£150 -£210.


Cambridge examinations
B2 First (FCE)
C1 Advanced (CAE)
C2 Proficiency (CPE)

Other examinations

Optional college weekend trips / theatre visits / excursions, etc.
Day excursions at weekends — free to £40
Theatre tickets and transport — £25 to £45
Additional sports and other activities — £10 to £15 per week

Other costs
Stationery/book purchase (loan of books is included in fees)
General spending money — allow a minimum of £80 per week
Bus travel: single trip from £2.00; 1 week £14.50; 4 week 49.00
St Clare’s sweatshirt £20

Please note: Prices are approximate please contact us at ic.enquiries@stc

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