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IELTS Preparation

Key information

Start dates:

London, Bournemouth, Brighton:
Every Monday 2 January – 10 December 2018; 7 January – 9 December 2019
8 Oct 2018; 7 January, 18 February, 1 April, 13 May, 24 June, 5 August, 16 September, 28 October 2019 (alternative start dates may be available on request)
Course length:

London, Bournemouth, Brighton:
Minimum 2 weeks
Minimum 6 weeks
Maximum class size:
28 lessons (21 hours per week)

Entry requirements

Kings Level 4 (Lower Intermediate)
Minimum age:

Sample timetable for the IELTS Preparation course

IELTS Preparation

The course

The course is aimed at students who need to improve the key language skills needed to score as high as possible in all parts of the IELTS exam.

Kings Oxford is the IELTS testing centre for the Oxford region. This means you can organise both your preparation and your test with us.

What is included in the price

  • 28 lessons per week
  • Welcome Information Pack
  • Placement test on arrival, weekly progress tests and regular homework
  • Course materials
  • Use of Computer Learning Centre
  • Access to ClassMate, the Kings online learning platform
  • WiFi internet in College
  • Optional weekly lecture programme
  • Two free social activities per week
  • End-of-course certificate (90% or higher attendance required)

Please note: Exam fees are not included.

IELTS testing centre

Kings Oxford has been the Official Test Centre for the Oxford region since 1996, and today is one of the busiest IELTS Test Centres in the UK.

We currently test over 3,500 candidates per year — a number that continues to grow. In total, Kings Oxford has tested over 30,000 candidates.

With Kings, your IELTS preparation will be thorough, relevant, and expert, which will ultimately give you the best chance of success.

Test Report Forms

We will issue your Test Report Form (TRF) ten working days after the date of your test. If you need to prove your test result (for example to a university or employer), we can send a duplicate of your TRF directly to them.

Further information

Full details about IELTS testing at Kings Oxford are available on our website at Here, you can apply for your test online and view your results.

Kings Oxford IELTS Test dates 2019

Date of test in OxfordModules availableResults available
Saturday 19 January 2019 Academic, General Training Friday 1 February 2019
Saturday 23 February 2019 Academic Friday 8 March 2019
Saturday 23 March 2019 Academic, General Training Friday 5 April 2019
Saturday 6 April 2019 Academic, General Training Friday 19 April 2019
Saturday 4 May 2019 Academic Friday 17 May 2019
Saturday 1 June 2019 Academic, General Training Friday 14 June 2019
Saturday 22 June 2019 Academic Friday 5 July 2019
Saturday 6 July 2019 Academic, General Training Friday 19 July 2019
Saturday 27 July 2019 Academic, General Training Friday 9 August 2019
Saturday 17 August 2019 Academic, General Training Friday 30 August 2019
Saturday 7 September 2019 Academic, General Training Friday 20 September 2019
Saturday 12 October 2019 Academic, General Training Friday 25 October 2019
Saturday 23 November 2019 Academic, General Training Friday 6 December 2019
Saturday 7 December 2019 Academic, General Training Friday 20 December 2019

Course structure and content

Students study 20 lessons (15 hours) of General English lessons and 8 lessons (6 hours) of IELTS preparation lessons each week.

The course is based around daily timed testing practice with analysis, feedback and regular individualised feedback.

A wide range of areas are covered in the course, focussing on the four parts of the exam: speaking, reading, writing and listening. In addition to exam-specific training, the course also helps students to develop their broader communication and English language skills.

Students will also be given training in exam techniques and strategies, such as:

  • working under exam conditions
  • understanding the requirements of each section of the exam
  • understanding what the examiner is looking for
  • planning and reviewing your answers
  • preparing mentally for exam day
  • time management
  • practice of actually completing four parts of the exam under simulated exam conditions (mock exams)

About the exam

IELTS is the International English Language Testing System which tests English proficiency across the globe. Conducting 2 million tests in the past year, IELTS is one of the world’s most popular English-language tests for study, work and migration.

The IELTS exam is available in two test formats: Academic or General Training.

The Academic test is for those who want to study at a tertiary level in an English-speaking country. The General Training test is for those who want to do work experience or training programs, secondary school or migrate to an English-speaking country. All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking tests but different Reading and Writing tests.

Most universities require an IELTS score of 6.0 - 6.5 for Undergraduate courses and 6.5 – 7.0 for Postgraduate courses.

The IELTS exam is recognised by the majority of universities in the UK, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, and by over 380 universities and colleges in the USA. IELTS is also used by a number of professional and government institutions worldwide.

We will advise you about the best date to take your IELTS exam and will help you enrol for it. Candidates are usually expected to enrol for the exam at least 5 weeks in advance.

Find out more on the IELTS website

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Kings Oxford IELTS student Ana

Ana Ozbolt from Croatia studied IELTS at Kings Oxford, and tells about her experience, and much deserved success in the exam.

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