Year of foundation: 1952 (updated in 2011)
Age of students: 14-24 years
Type of education: joint
Number of students: 250 students, foreign students from 40 countries of the world
Programs: A-level, University Foundation, Academic English, GCSE, Pre-programs
Accommodation: residence, family
Price: from 9720 GBP per term without residency
Ranking: is one of the best colleges in London for high school students
CATS College London is located in the internationally recognized cultural and business center. London does not need advertising. In this city, the number of foreign students is the largest in Europe. Annually, about 90,000 people from 200 countries come to London to get academic knowledge.
Students in CATS College receive a full range of benefits from staying in the picturesque and rich sights of the British capital. Students live in the prestigious area of Bloomsbury, that are near the famous parks, museums, architectural complexes, libraries, universities (RADA, UCL, LSE and others), the facilities of the Georgian building of the XVIII century. Studying at CATS College London is a complete immersion in the international communication and English educational environment.
The school offers education for students aged 14 - 24 years. London College as a part of the Cambridge Education Group was awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise (2014). It is the highest official award in the British education sector. Cambridge Education Group is recognized as one of the leading educational brands in Europe and the world.
The college is proud of its level of academic preparation for students. His graduates enter the most prestigious universities in England, the world. A special programme for Oxbridge has been developed in the college. Particular attention is paid to applicants who dream of obtaining a medical specialty (including dentistry and veterinary medicine). In addition, college students during studying can gain experience in hospitals in the UK (as volunteers).
On the program, children of senior school age have the opportunity to master at an advanced level three compulsory educational disciplines and up to five subjects in the profession. 1-2 courses of the GCSE program respond to 8 and 9 years of study.
Mathematics, English and foreign are studied as compulsory. From this "compulsory" list, two subjects are surrendered. In addition, you can select up to 5 disciplines by interests. Students can take only three of them at the national examination. Select special subjects can be from a huge list - up to 70 possible. The greatest demand for such sciences: physics, biology, business management, chemistry, accounting, legal framework, literature and economics.
The lessons in the school provide the children with the bulk of the information they need. Practical lessons are conducted in subject laboratories. The school pays much attention to independent research of students, encourages the development of curiosity, interest in finding additional knowledge. To assess the success of the test, checking household work, polls in the classroom. After completing the course of preparation and passing the final tests (national uniform examinations), the students receive a Certificate of incomplete secondary education.
Beginning: January, September
The program was developed at CATS College London as a preparatory course for pre-university training courses or for raising the level of English. Admission to the program is possible after reaching the age of 15 years. The passage of the Pre: Program will allow you to get a GCSE certificate after taking the national exams. Students who do not choose further specialization can go through three trimester of more than 5 disciplines and determine the direction for admission to the A-Level or University Foundation Program. The preliminary program takes into account the different level of preparation of schoolchildren and adjusts the load depending on academic performance and knowledge of English. Teachers will help orient students with the choice of profession, choose those subjects that are most suitable for study in the future. The main feature of the program is the complexity of the approach to the study of all disciplines. Mandatory list (two of three): English, mathematics or foreign. Especially widely available are the possible foreign languages (German, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese, French). Adolescents to your choice are recommended disciplines: chemistry, art history (design skills), photo, media, physics, effective business management, biology.
Beginning: January, September
The main goal of the program is to prepare for higher education at the university. Certificate A-level allows admission to a higher institution without examinations. This is a standard program, typical for most colleges in the UK.
A-level courses and modules do not provide for a large number of academic subjects. The first year requires a deep passage of 4 sciences, in the second year students are fundamentally exploring three disciplines. Before entering the A-level, the children have already chosen a specialty and know the subjects necessary for studying at the university. The college recommends not to study short-course courses, since some modules in them can be repeated, disrupting the balance of academic programs.
In CATS College London, foreign languages, a complex of art studies (plus fashion), literature, medicine, media, jurisprudence, economic theory, architecture, finance, business, natural subjects, sociology have been chosen for study. Talented students can pass the accelerated A-level.
Familiarity with the British education system for foreigners can begin with the Foundation program. The one-year course involves not only mastering the language at the academic level, but also preparing for university education. Students successfully study modern technologies, learn to use them in the educational process. Great attention CATS College London devotes to the development of self-study skills.
At the Foundation, you must choose from the directions that are required to qualify. This can be a business, a course in the study of art or engineering. A program is based on councils and requirements of employers in a specific field of activity. The Foundation also takes into account the adaptation to university qualifications.
Beginning: January, September
Prepare for admission to the courses of pre-university training and master English enough for continuing education in Britain will allow the program of academic English. Intensive study of grammar, vocabulary, special terms in subjects will allow to enter the programs of the levels of the University Foundation Program or A-Level. For an in-depth passage of academic disciplines, students in the first trimester earn a vocabulary in the field of mathematics, humanitarian subjects, doing business or the sciences of the natural direction. The program allows, if necessary, training up to 4 trimesters. With a low level of English proficiency, it is possible to first pass the preparatory stage of development, and only then in combination with subject knowledge. You can start the training at any time of the school year, as the college forms small groups according to the level of knowledge.
There is also a 2-week pre-sessional program to prepare for applying for admission to medical universities. The course is designed for students wishing to prepare in advance for higher education institutions by acquainting themselves with the application of the UCAS system, preparing for introductory testing, and also the main subjects of training on subjects.
Cost: 4,140 pounds for 2 weeks with accommodation.
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).
According to the terms of placement, no London college can be compared with CATS. Students live in residences in a single apartment with a view of the historic streets of the capital of Great Britain. The buildings are guarded around the clock, on the territory there is everything for a comfortable stay. In the residences in your spare time students can play tennis, billiards, have fun watching movies. Dormitories are located 15 minutes from the educational buildings.
Homestay is also possible. Accommodation conditions are strictly controlled by the management of CATS College London.
Full board students are offered three meals a day. Adult students can eat independently. For cooking in the rooms there is special furniture and kitchen equipment.
The cost of living:
The college is proud of the technical equipment and conditions of studying, the residence for students. The educational institution is equipped with the latest technology more than 40 classrooms for lectures, seminars. In classes, interactive whiteboards are installed. 4 of the college's laboratories have the most modern equipment. New equipment is installed in the library.
On the campus, the Internet is freely available. In the recreation area there is everything necessary for a comfortable pastime. The sector of extracurricular activities is also well equipped. There are a lot of circles, sections with the necessary tools, inventory, consumables in the college.
The studying year begins on September 8, the end of the autumn trimester will be held on December 12th. Students can relax on vacation from October 25 to November 2. The next stage starts on January 5. Vacations of the spring trimester are from February 14 to 22, and the end of the trimester is scheduled for April 2. The third trimester opens on April 20. End of the academic year, children can celebrate on June 18 (26).
CATS College London will require a number of additional co-payments during studying. Students are required to make a seat confirmation deposit (£ 2,400) and a tuition deposit (one trimester cost). Foreign citizens will need to pay fees in the English language (EFL), the cost of which in the trimester reaches 1200 pounds. Registration at the college is estimated at 100 British pounds. Also, additional payments are expected for the work of the school curator and guardian agency.
Required documents, depending on the type of institution:
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|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.