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Admission Policy 2023-2024


At Cambridge Tutors College we aim for the highest possible examination results, focussing primarily on academic potential. Our admissions policy reflects an environment in which a student can study in small groups, in an international student body and with an emphasis upon preparation for higher education and adult life. At Cambridge Tutors College, our main aim is preparing students for university, especially for those in the Russell Group of universities which includes Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial College London, the London School of Economics and University College London.
The College welcomes boys and girls, day and boarding (homestay or our boarding house), from the age of 14. It is nondenominational and welcomes students from a full range of backgrounds, ethnic, linguistic, cultural and religious. The Principal has the responsibility for admitting students according to the admissions policy and the College assesses in advance whether a prospective student can cope with and benefit from its curriculum.

Entrance at 14+

Here at Cambridge Tutors College, we admit a small number of students onto a one-year intensively taught GCSE course. This includes some students wishing to re-sit as well as some first-timers and the normal number of subjects is five, two of which are normally English Language and Mathematics. This is not a prescriptive number as the individual needs of each student is separately assessed by the College prior to entry.
The Pre Sixth Foundation course allows students to take a more intensive English language course and GCSE Mathematics. In addition to the compulsory elements, students will choose a pathway from Science and Engineering, Architecture and Creative Arts or Economics, Business and Social Sciences.
We discuss the requirements for each student on an individual basis, tailoring each course at whatever level to the needs of the individual.

Compulsory School Age Students

The College runs a specific programme provided for students who join the College prior to their sixteenth birthday (Compulsory School Age Students). Two additional lessons are given every week. PE (Physical Education) and PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education).

Entrance at 16+

Most students enter the A Level programme, either the two-year course starting in September or the 18-month course starting in January. Entry to either programme is open to students who have passed 5 GCSE subjects (or equivalent) at grades A or B. Overseas students must have achieved a satisfactory level of English in order to qualify and they are routinely tested if there is no evidence of this, using one of the College’s own tests. In all cases the College requests a report from the student’s former school in addition to other evidence of academic achievement.

Entrance at 17+

Students join the A Level programme (as above).

Application Process

Students who wish to join the College are invited to complete an application form and to send it, with accompanying documentation, to the College. We will reply, sending an offer of a place, if appropriate, which may be conditional upon satisfactory examination results being obtained. A parent /guardian must then sign and return the acceptance documentation, together with a registration fee and deposit. Upon receipt, we send an acceptance letter confirming our offer. Where appropriate, all relevant documents are sent in order for an international student to obtain a Tier 4 visa.
Policies on each of the following are available on request. Many of them can also be viewed on the College’s website at
Academic Integrity
Access to College Premises by People Outside the College
Alcohol, Tobacco and Prescribed Medications
Anti-Bullying – a short version appears in the Student Planner
Arrangements for Searching Students and Their Possessions
Arrangements for the Supervision of Student
Assessment and Recording Behaviour
Discipline and Exclusions – a short version appears in the Student Planner
Bursaries Policy
Child Protection
Complaints Procedure
Drugs and Substance Abuse
Emergency Communication
Equal Opportunities
Fire Risk Assessment,
Policy and Procedures First Aid
Health & Safety Health & Safety of Students on Educational Visits – parents and guardians are asked to give permission for students to take part in visits
Homestay System
ICT Acceptable Use
Medicines Storage and Handling
Mobile Phone Acceptable Use
Pandemic Diseases
Policy to Control Student Access
Prescribed Medications
Public Benefit
Use of Restraint
Withdrawal from EFL lessons
The website also provides details of examination results. A full staff list is available in the College Prospectus and on the website.

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