IELTS Exam Preparation is a specialist course designed to help those who wish to study in the UK and want to learn more about the IELTS examination, and to improve their exam skills and practice their academic English. Students will have an opportunity to sit an IELTS Exam at the end of the course.
The three week exam-focused intensive course includes 15 hours of General English and 12 hours of Intensive IELTS Preparation classes per week. Taught by experienced exam preparation teachers, the course helps students get familiar with the exam papers and topics, expand their Academic English vocabulary, reading and writing skills, and improve their IELTS exam techniques and practice the reading, writing, listening and speaking papers using past exam papers.
After a full day of lessons, students enjoy a lively programme of sports and social activities to practice their skills or use the opportunity to learn new ones with sports and activity leaders, who ensure that the highest levels of safety are maintained at all times.
IELTS Exam Preparation course consists of a well-balanced programme of academic tuitions, activities, sports and excursions. The weekly programme includes:
- 15 hours of General English classes per week
- 12 hours of Intensive IELTS Preparation classes per week
- Afternoon, evening and weekend sports and activity programme
- 2 full-day trips and excursions per week
- Maximum class size of 15 students (typically 12 students per class)
Sports and Activities:
Outside classroom, students will improve language skills through a structured and balanced sports and leisure programme. The activities include:
- Table Tennis
- Challenge event
- Treasure hunt
- Sports competition
- Blind Date
- Quiz Night
- Talent Show
Excursions are a vital part of the summer experience for international students to gain a cultural understanding of the UK alongside English language study. Students will have 2 fully day and 1 half day excursion each week to experience the rich cultural heritage of Britain. The choices include:
- Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
- Buckingham Palace
- Big Ben and Houses of Parliament
- The National Gallery
- The Tower of London
- Covent Garden Market
- The Science Museum
- Shopping at Oxford Street
- Leeds Castle
- Chessington World of Adventures
The sample timetable below is a typical 1-week IELTS Exam Preparation at Dulwich College.
Students stay in Dulwich College boarding houses. Many are single and twin en suite rooms. Girls and boys are accommodated separately. A team of friendly staff will stay with the students to look after them in the evenings and is on duty throughout the night.
Well balanced, nutritious three cooked meals a day with a wide range of salads and hot dishes are provided in the school dining room. Vegetarian meals are always available and are clearly labelled. Drinks and snacks are provided during break times. Packed lunches are provided for excursions.
Excellent sports facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool and impressive sports facilities such as modern classrooms, large sports hall with eight badminton courts, a fitness suite, weight lifting platforms, 12 rugby pitches, ten football pitches, 8 cricket squares, three sets of cricket nets and 3 all-weather tennis courts. There are students’ lounges, common TV room, and kitchens facilities in the accommodation.
Laundry is done once a week. All bed linen is provided and is laundered once a week. Towels are not provided.
Dulwich College, founded in 1619 as the College of God’s Gift at Dulwich, is one of the oldest and largest independent schools in the UK. It is located in south London, endowed with an oasis of over 70 acres of beautiful green playing fields. The School also owns a boathouse on the River Thames.
The School has a long standing reputation for producing some of the finest actors, musicians, sportsmen and writers in the country. Famous past pupils include Sir Ernest Shackleton, Sir P G Wodehouse, Raymond Chandler, Sir Edward George, the former Governor of the Bank of England Edward George, and the former Prime Minister of Thailand, Anand Panyarachun.
Dulwich is an academically selective independent boys’ school, aiming to ensure all their pupils fulfil their academic potential, and build the confidence required to explore beyond the boundaries of the curriculum. Learning for its own sake is encouraged alongside focused and dedicated study.
The School was once considered among the top ten academic schools in the country. It has maintained a strong academic record and remains one of the highest ranking public schools in London. It typically has about 120 pupils gaining 100% AB grades at A level examinations. Boys proceed from Dulwich to the most competitive of universities, both in the UK and in the world, with a high number choosing to study in Medicine, Engineering and the Law. In recent years, the school has produced between 40 and 50 Oxford and Cambridge students per year. The school also excels at debating, and it considers itself the best debating School in Europe.