Admission Policy


Admission Policy

At Cambridge Tutors College, we aim for the best possible results, focusing on academic potential as well as ensuring the healthy and well-rounded progression of all the students that pass through our doors.

Our Admissions Policy reflects an enjoyable learning environment in which a student can study in small peer groups, among an international community and with an emphasis on preparation for higher education and adult life beyond our doors. Our main objective is equipping young adults to take their place at a top university such as Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial College London, the London School of Economics and University College London.

The College welcomes students from the age of 15 and a full range of ethnic, linguistic, cultural and religious backgrounds. Students can either attend CTC as day students or board with our Homestay Programme. In accordance with our Admissions Policy, the College will first assess whether a prospective student will cope well with and benefit from the curriculum and lifestyle we offer here before offering them a place.

Entrance at 15+

We admit a small number of students on to a one-year intensively taught GCSE course. This includes the students wishing to re-sit the examinations as well as some first-timers. The number of subjects that are taken during this year is usually five, two of which are typically English Language and Mathematics. However, this is not a prescriptive number as the individual needs of each student are assessed by the College prior to their entry.

The Foundation course we offer at CTC allows students to take a more intensive English Language course and GCSE Mathematics. In addition, students may take up to three Science subjects, an Economics/Business joint course as well as Art. We welcome discussion on the requirements of each and every student before they join us to create a tailored learning programme that will help them reach their potential.

Compulsory School Age Students

We run a specific programme provided for students who join CTC prior to their 16th birthday (these are Compulsory School Age Students). Two additional lessons are given to this group every week including PE (Physical Education) and PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education).

Entrance at 16+

The majority of students joining us at CTC enter into the AS/A2 programme, either the two-year course starting in September or the 18-month course starting in January. Entry to either programme is open to all students who have passed 5 GCSE subjects (or equivalent), achieving grades A or B. Overseas students must have achieved a satisfactory level of English in order to qualify and they are routinely tested by CTC if there is no evidence of this. In all cases, the College will require a report from the student’s former school in addition to other evidence of their academic achievement.

We also offer a one-year accelerated A-Level course starting in September. Students are required to provide satisfactory GCSE or equivalent results as well as sit CTC entrance exams.

Entrance at 17+

Students join the AS/A2 programme (as above).

Application Process

Students wishing to join us at CTC are invited to complete an application form that can be downloaded here. Once complete, please return it to us with the accompanying documentation. We will respond as soon as possible and hope to be able to offer a place for the coming academic year. Should all the criteria be met and we send out an offer, a parent or guardian must then sign and send the acceptance documentation, together with a registration fee and the deposit. Upon receipt, we will send a final confirmation letter and visa letter if necessary.

Our Students

Barbara Bielecka (A*, A*, A), Class of 2017

“I would like to thank everyone at CTC for their help, support and encouragement during my time there. Today I received two A*s and one A, and I am extremely thrilled and proud of this result. The support that all of my tutors gave me was vital to my success and I would like to thank them all for motivating me to be the best that I could be. I will never forget my time at CTC. I wish you and the college all the best! I hope to come in soon and visit you once more. Thank you once again!” Barbara achieved 2 A* and 1 A grade in Government and Politics, History and Mathematics and will be continuing her studies reading History at LSE
Barbara Bielecka
Class of 2017

Nhi Kieu (A, B, B), Class of 2017

“I am proud to report that I am going to be a fresher at Nottingham University this September! Thank you so much for all your teaching and support for the past two years. Had it not been for your help, I would never have achieved the grades I need in Economics, something I never thought I would be able to reach. Again, please accept my immense gratitude for you and the college.”
Nhi Kieu
Class of 2017

Mr. David O'Dwyer (Head of Government and Politics)

“There is a very positive and supportive ethos in the college which supports academic learning, enrichment and development. Tutors work with a great deal of professional autonomy and the students are hardworking, mature and respectful. There is a fascinating mix amongst the cohort of home-based and international students, and the relations between staff and students are harmonious.”
Mr. David O'Dwyer
Head of Government and Politics

Economics Tutor

“The opportunity to engage with such a diverse international cohort of students has been a truly wonderful experience. I’ve loved working with a small group of motivated and friendly students that are the hallmark of CTC London and celebrating the students’ success as they proceed onwards on their academic journeys.”
Economics Tutor

Mrs. Suthantirakumar

“Students at CTC London are so dedicated to succeed and are a pleasure to teach because of this. The teaching staff here are wonderful and really connect with the students enabling them to truly reach their potential.”
Mrs. Suthantirakumar

Mathematics Tutor

“CTC is an amazing place to work and has given me the opportunity to develop both personally and professionally. The small class sizes and the friendly atmosphere really promote an excellent environment for me to pass my knowledge on and truly get the full potential from each of our students!”
Mathematics Tutor

Mr Barry Morgan (Art & Design)

“The benefit of small classes cannot be overstated, it allows students to have lots of contact time with their tutors, especially in my subject where every student is following their own personal pathway, allowing them to be thoroughly stretched and achieve their full potential”
Mr Barry Morgan
Art & Design

History Tutor

“Cambridge Tutors College is an excellent institution where students can really progress their education to the next level. Teaching in classes of around six students really helps us develop these young students in on an individual level. I only wish I found CTC London 30 years ago!”
History Tutor

Chulin Meng (Lucy)

One thing I appreciated was CTC’s unique, friendly learning atmosphere, I was surrounded by a society where everyone is passionate for studying and eager to learn new things. I found the experience truly enjoyable, and studying there was definitely one of the best experiences in my life, I am grateful for what all my tutors did. I would recommend Cambridge Tutors College to people who looking for a place where dreams would come true.
Chulin Meng (Lucy)

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