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CATS College Cambridge

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Description CATS College Cambridge

Year of foundation: 1952
Location: Cambridge
Age of students: 15-18 years
Type of study: joint
Number of students: 170
Programs: academic English preparation, Pre-program, A-level, Foundation
Accommodation: residence, host family
The cost of studying: from 9500 GBP per term without residency
is one of the best colleges in the UK for high school students 

CATS College is one of the most famous international colleges in the UK. It is located in the historic center of the famous university city. The college is characterized by educational experience of world class, outstanding academic results of pupils. 100% of the graduates of the educational institution enter the universities of Britain and the world. About 38% of students receive offers from universities from the TOP-10 universities. Most often graduates choose London Imperial, University College, School of Economics, Durham, Cambridge University. The educational status of the college is determined by the quality of academic preparation, a personalized approach to each student.

Today, there are many well-known personalities among school graduates who have achieved success in business, world politics, and science. CATS College is proud of its students. College education is offered through a classical academic programme. Higher educational standards provide studying in the most comfortable conditions.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in CATS College Cambridge

Program name
from 9 995 £ / term

The program is designed for students who plan to study at A-Level, but do not have sufficient English or have not achieved a convincing level of subject knowledge. Preparation for the Pre: Program is also geared towards learning the materials required to obtain a GCSE certificate of secondary education. Preparatory program Pre: Program reveals the inclinations and talents of children, discovers possible areas for their professional development. Also the Pre: Program allows filling in the gaps in the knowledge of the GCSE disciplines.

When entering the Pre: Program program, students do not need to know their future specialty. Teachers in the course of studying the courses will "adjust" the program for a particular student and take into account his abilities. You can choose a pre-university program during your studies.

In one year, adolescents must undergo five subjects: a biological course, mathematics, basic physics, English, a chemical course. This is a mandatory list. Selectively you can take the study of such disciplines: doing business, photography, art and design, media research. CATS College Cambridge pays a lot of attention to foreign languages. In addition to in-depth English, French, Japanese, Chinese, Italian, German and Spanish are taught.

At CATS College Cambridge, teenagers from 15 years of age may be eligible for training, subject to payment for the trimester of 9,450 pounds sterling. One academic year provides for three terms.

Beginning: September, January, April

from 9 995 £ / term

A-level is a classical pre-university curriculum. A fundamental study of several specialized subjects allows you to enter a higher school without exams. A characteristic feature of the A-level is the harmonious unification of the theory with the practical application of this knowledge. Students learn to search for information independently, critically evaluate it and make conclusions in non-standard essays. The teaching staff is focused on providing the basics of knowledge, counseling and professional orientation of future students. The school provides assistance in preparing and submitting applications to universities.

At the A-level, six trimester children (two years) study up to 5 preferred subjects. It is possible to take exams on modules or the final course work. For those who have already chosen a university and know exactly the list of necessary subjects, it is possible to train 3 to 5 trimesters. This is an intensified program, and it is offered by the college only after reaching the age of 17.

CATS College Cambridge in the form of specialized disciplines allows the study of higher or general mathematics, cinematography, accounting, video and photo art, graphics and 3D design, historical course, biology, English literature, business basics, geography, economic Theory, chemistry, music, modern technology, art history, the course of textile design, psychology, mass media and sociology. Foreign languages ​​provide a choice of Russian, Japanese, German, Italian, Chinese or Spanish.

Sixteen-year-old pupils are expected to complete 5-6 trimesters, and older children can choose the accelerated program and pass the necessary items for 1 year.

Beginning: September, January

Accelerated program for adapting the educational systems of the world to British requirements. The Foundation program not only enhances the level of English in foreigners, but also takes into account the need for fundamental knowledge in the professional sciences. The study of theoretical foundations occurs in combination with the acquisition of skills in practice. Students learn to apply research methods and work independently. During the year students learn 3-4 subjects. Mathematics and English are considered to be the main ones. Educators at CATS College Cambridge do not specialize in training future physicians and veterinarians.

After the completion of the Foundation program, applicants with excellent knowledge can plan admission to universities that are partners of the college. British CATSCollegeCambridge provides the possibility of admission to such educational institutions: Cardiff; School of the study of the countries of the East and Africa (SOAS); Newcastle; NottinghamTrent; York; Liverpool; SouthamptonSolent; AngliaRuskin; Surrey; Coventry; BathSpa; Portsmouth; Manchester Metropolitan; Bradford; EastAnglia; Canterbury Christ Church College (CanterburyChristChurch); ThamesValley; Greenwich; Keele; Dundee; LondonMetropolitan; Salford; Essex; QueensBelfast; Aston; RoyalHolloway; Manchester (Manchester University); Buckingham; Loughborough; OxfordBrookes (Oxford Brooks); Swansea; Chester; Kent (Kent College); Westminster; Warwick (Warwick University); Heriot-Watt; Glasgow; Stratchclyde; Leicester; Plymouth; DeMontfort; Reading; Birmingham; Hertfordshire; Northumbria; Goldsmiths; Kingston; Hull.

CATS College Cambridge offers students to choose from any of the special training areas:

- economic theory, information technology, general or higher mathematics, the basics of accounting (economic block); Business, accounting, computer technology, mathematics, the basics of economic theory (financial block);

- mathematics and higher mathematics, modern technology, the basics of physics or chemistry (engineering block); English literature, historical science, psychological direction, geography and sociology (humanitarian section);

- English literature, film, video, photo art, media, graphics, foreign language (media industry);

- mathematics, course for artists, musical skill, theater art, photography technique, video training, graphics, foreign language, business management, textiles, economics, 3D design (business plus art complex) ;

- design in three dimensions (3D), English literature, mathematical science, physics (architectural direction),

- business, French, sociology course, Italian, textile design (business plus Marketing in the fashion industry);

- the basics of business management, graphics, the art of photography, foreign language, drawing, trends in art, sociology (design plus art criticism);

- English literature, media, graphic course, sociological science, foreign, photography, business management (advertising plus graphic skill);

- French, photography, Italian, textile design, sociological science, art history (section "fashion"); Foreign language, video shooting, graphic course, development of art directions (animation plus cinema).

Beginning: September, January

from 6 665 £ / term

Preparing for Oxford and Cambridge

For those who want to study in Oxford, Cambridge and other leading universities in the UK, this program allows you to find out what knowledge you need Be and what qualities you must earn in the next two to three years to become an ideal candidate for Oxbridge.

Information on the course:

Age: 15-17 years

Start: June- July

Language level: IELTS 5.0+ / upper intermediate level

The size of the class: 12-15 people

Course duration: 3 weeks

Cost : £ 3,650 for 3 weeks (includes transfers, accommodation and meals)

from 9 450 £ / term

The specialized training program is designed for motivated students wishing to work in the fields of medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacology.

In addition to studying basic academic subjects, including biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and others, students are given the opportunity Attend weekly seminars, which detail the training programs at the university, the requirements for admission to various universities, as well as preparation for the introductory tests: BMAT / UKCAT and much more.

Students are helped to prepare for introductory interviews through individual consultations, seminars, meetings provided by representatives of the best universities in the country.

Students are expected to actively participate in discussions on subjects, as well as conducting presentations on real medical topics. A small working experience, as well as a further opportunity to work as volunteers in some prestigious hospitals and medical institutions.

The program lasts 6 terms (2-year program, beginning - September), 5 trimesters (one and a half year program, beginning - January), 3 terms (accelerated program, beginning - September).

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from 2 600 £ / 2 week

For students 14-16 years of age, interested in science and technology, the exact and mathematical sciences, engineering in the College of CATS Cambridge operates a special summer program.

The intensity of the classes is 30 lessons per week: these are English classes that help to quickly improve the language level and communication skills, and lessons in the main subjects of the school curriculum are exact, natural sciences, and mathematics. Students (groups of up to 12-15 people) will study physics, chemistry, various aspects of mathematics, mechanics, and learn to apply theoretical scientific knowledge to solving real problems and problems. Numerous practical experiments are carried out (both in laboratories and in natural conditions).

The valuable academic skills necessary for further study at a foreign university are also being actively developed, and the critical and academic thinking skills (Critical Thinking and Practice Analytical Thinking) are being improved.

All the students of the summer course live directly in the territory of CATS Cambridge, in cozy and comfortable residences. Meals - full board (three meals a day).

The dates of the races in 2017 are from 16 to 29 July.

The cost of studying for a two-week course is 2300 £.

The indicated cost already includes accommodation and meals, training on the program, arc and excursion program, transfers in both directions.

Accommodation and food

In the college, students are accommodated in cozy hostels. The rooms are designed for 1-2 residents. Residences are within walking distance of the academic buildings. 18-year-old students of years can live in a family.

Children under 16 years live in residences under 24-hour supervision of college staff. Children are offered 1-2-bed rooms, most of them with private facilities. Sanitary rooms are also on the floors of the hostel. Children 16-17 years old are housed in a building with single rooms. The residence provides 24-hour educational control.

Meals for those living in dormitories are organized according to the full board system. In the equipped kitchens, children can also cook on their own. When living in a family, meals can be arranged at the place of residence or in the college.

The CATS College Cambridge International offers a wide range of dishes. Here are the cuisine of different countries. It is also possible to have a vegetarian diet.

The cost of living:

  • Homestay, meals 2 times a day, single room - £ 3,020 per term
  • Residence accommodation - £ 4,350 per term

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: Advanced mathematics, biology, Bookkeeping, Business research, chemistry, Chinese, drama, economics, English, English literature, Finance and economics, French, geography, German, Higher mathematics, history, History of art, Information Technology, Italian language, Japanese, mass media, mass media, maths, Media sphere, Musical skills, physics, physiology, Policy and government, political science, psychology, Russian language, sociology, Spanish, the photo, Theatrical art
Events list: amusement park, Arts and crafts, Athletics, badminton, basketball, billiards, Book club, bowling, chess, Circle of foreign languages, Climbing wall, Cooking Club, Cultural events, dancing, Debating circle, Dramatic circle, Excursion to london, Fashion shows, football, hockey, horseback riding, Madame Tussauds museum, meditation, Music room, music studio, oratory, paintball, Photostudio, Protection of Nature, rugby, Salsa, Scientific research group, Shopping, skating, sport competitions, Sports running, Squash, swimming, table tennis, talent show, Team games, tennis, Tour to the Harry Potter studio, Visit to Wembley Stadium, volleyball


  • A distinctive feature of the college is studying in small groups. This ensures the implementation of an individual approach to each student.
  • The school offers, in addition to classical (standard) programs, preparation for the university in the faculties of art and design.
  • Everyone can count on a mentor. He will help in case of need to solve the problems that have arisen, to orientate in choosing a profession before entering the university. The mentor also monitors the student's academic progress and academic progress.
  • Studying in the CATS College is effective. Having received qualitative fundamental knowledge, students easily enter universities from the TOP-30 universities of the country.

Equipment CATS College Cambridge

The college recently updated classrooms, laboratories. They are equipped with modern equipment. The same goes for library, computer class. Today, in the college for the convenience and effectiveness of training all conditions are created. Special classes are provided for extra-curricular activities in the school. Mugs (photo studios, art studios, music halls, game center with table tennis, billiards) have modern equipment, necessary consumables.

Term dates and fees

The academic year begins on September 8, the children will receive a respite from school from October 25 to November 2. The autumn period of starts on 12 December. After the winter holidays schoolchildren attend classes on January 5. The spring trimester ends on April 2. The holidays are scheduled from 14 to 22 February. Ending the academic year, the trimester will call for studies on April 20. The last day of studying for students is June 18 (26).

CATS College Cambridge in advance stipulates the existence of additional payments. Deposit for a place in the school is valued at 2,4 thousand pounds sterling. English lessons for foreign students (EFL) will require a payment of 1,200 British pounds per trimester. The registration fee for the school is £ 100. The guardian agency also provides for an additional payment for registration. For each student, the college assigns a curator whose activities require additional payments.

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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CATS College Cambridge reviews

Anatoly M.

At CATS College Cambridge, I came to the Foundation program: this is the type of preparatory course for the university: if you have not attended high school in England, it's almost impossible for you to enter local universities. Usually those who want to go to university more seriously than Oxford choose a more difficult program (A-level), but my university does not belong to the category of selective tops, so we consulted with the consultant that there will be enough of Fundadeis.

The main bonus-time: the rate is only for a year, when the rest are practically all two-year ones. Another plus - most of the time is given to English, and its subjects are more complete. I have a high school performance and the grades in the certificate are very high, but there were doubts about the English. You can calmly watch a movie in English and listen to American music, but you can not go to the university when you say, "You know, I did not read this book, because it's so complicated and scientific, I did not understand it." In general, the uncertainty was, and decided to stop on this course.

For me, the Foundation is not too complicated - the very thing, the best option: and I feel confident in my classes, and I do not repeat what I already know. The school itself is excellent: it's part of a well-known network of international colleges, that is, they directly specialize in foreigners who want to continue studying in Britain. Of course, the Chinese and Hindus are traditionally the most and they have the best grades in the groups :)

I am happy with the school and the program, working with Smaps has turned out to be productive - I hope for the successful completion of this adventure and entry to the university!

Ekaterina and Denis Sedovy

Our son, thanks to Smapse, entered the English college last year.

In this successfully passed the GSCE, passed to the next course. Recently we returned from England, where we visited our son. The conditions for studying, living in the college were very impressive. Thank you Smapse for the competently chosen program, the place of training and visa support.


Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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