In addition to our popular holiday revision courses, we have a number of students each year who choose to join us for full-time academic study, working towards GCSE or A-Level qualifications.
These programmes are particularly popular for those who have not found mainstream, large-scale education to be a good fit for them; or for students whose secondary leaving qualifications are not acceptable for direct entry to UK universities (check your country’s qualifications and their equivalents for UK university entry through the UCAS website here).
Many of our full-time students are re-taking public exams to improve their grades for university entry, or taking an intensive, one-year A-Level programme in order to gain the qualifications needed to bridge the gap between their international secondary education, and UK university entry.
As standard, our GCSE and A-Level programmes include intensive English Language and IELTS support, in order to ensure that students meet the language requirements for their chosen university on departure from OISC. For most UK universities, this will mean an IELTS score of at least 6.0 overall, but some universities will require a higher score.
For international students aged 16 or over, OISC is able to offer visa sponsorship under the Student Visa category if required. Please see our visa information page for full details, and to check whether you will need a visa to study at OISC.