Admission Criteria


Admission Criteria

At CTC London, we follow British educational standards whereby students are expected to take a minimum of three A-Level subjects. If a student is deemed capable enough, it is possible for them to take an additional subject on top of their three core choices. Alternatively, students may enrol for an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), the equivalent of an AS-level examination, or the Oxbridge Medicine Programme alongside their three core subjects.

A candidate who wishes to be considered for entry to CTC must complete the application form and submit it before the closing date for the next academic year. A copy of the applicant’s Passport, IELTS certificate (or equivalent) and most recent school report should be included with the application.

Entry to CTC London is dependent upon GCSE (or equivalent) results. To be admitted, the candidate must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum of 5 A – B GCSE/IGCSE’s (or equivalent)
  • Average GCSE’s score of 5.5
  • Grade B/C in English and Maths
GCSE/IGCSE GradeNew GCSE Grading
A* or A**8 or 9

Overseas students must have a minimum IELTS Exam score of 5.5 (or equivalent) for Mathematics and Science-based subjects, or a minimum of 6.0 (or equivalent) for essay based subjects such as English, History and Economics.

Students wishing to undertake the 18-month A-Level course are also required to have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) before starting the course.

Applying students will be expected to have an interview, in person or via Skype, with the Principal or Vice-Principal of the College.

Students may also be asked to sit an entrance exam during the application process.

Year 2 Progression

Student progression on to the second year of study at CTC is dependent on the following factors:

  • A minimum of grade C is achieved in the three core A-Level subjects in Year 1
  • Attendance in Year 1 has been a minimum of 90%

A transfer to Year 2 will be automatic provided the above criteria has been met by the student. If the student falls short of these, discussion between CTC, the student and their parent or guardian will need to take place to determine the most appropriate next steps.

GCSE and Pre-GCSE Preparation Courses

The minimum age requirement for students joining our GCSE or Pre-GCSE Preparation Courses is usually 15 years old. Students coming from outside of the UK will need to take an IELTS exam (or an alternative English test) via one of our agents in their home country.

Please note that this is a different test to the one taken for our A-Level course.

Students must have a minimum IELTS Exam score of 5.0 (or equivalent) to be accepted on our GCSE course.
Students must have a minimum IELTS Exam score of 3.5 (or equivalent) to be accepted on our Pre-GCSE Preparation Course.

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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