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Super Intensive IELTS

Key information

Study in

Start dates:
24 June (2-week course); 8 July, 29 July (3 weeks); 11 November 2019 (2 weeks)
Course length:
2 or 3 weeks
Maximum class size:
32 lessons (24 hours) per week

Entry requirements

Kings Level 5/ IELTS 5.5 (Intermediate)
Minimum age:

Please note: The Super Intensive IELTS course is intended for the Academic Module only. If you would like information about preparing for the General Training Module, please contact us.

Sample 3-week timetable for Super Intensive IELTS

Super Intensive IELTS sample 3-week timetable.

Please Note: The 2 week course timetable is more intensive, with more content covered in each lesson. There is more concentration on Reading and Writing and less focus on Speaking and Listening. Each day starts 45 minutes earlier in Week 2 to ensure that students get the test practice they require.

The course

This course is aimed at students who want to concentrate 100% on IELTS preparation and is designed to prepare them thoroughly for the exam in as short a time as possible.

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

  • 32 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.

Summer 2019 test dates

Date of test in OxfordModules availableResults available
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

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

Course structure and content

First week — Reading and Writing focus

Students will learn about the format and requirements for the IELTS Reading and Writing papers, and strategies for reading successfully and writing high-quality essays. In the afternoons, they will do practice tests, in addition to reading and writing homework every day.

Middle week — Language work

Students will do further practice of listening, reading and writing skills, with more focus on vocabulary and grammar input. In the afternoons, they will do practice tests, in addition to reading, writing and vocabulary homework every day.

Last Week — Speaking and Listening Focus

On the Monday of their final week, students will do a full practice test under exam conditions.

From Tuesday to Friday they will learn about the format and requirements for the IELTS Speaking and Listening papers, and strategies for maximising their score in these skills.

There will also be one session on reading or writing each day.

In the afternoons (and in the mornings if they are on a two-week course), they will do practice tests, in addition to either reading or writing homework every day.

All lessons will be taught by specialist teachers with experience of preparing students for the IELTS exam.

Student results

Selfie of Ana.

Ana Ozbolt attended the Super Intensive IELTS Course, and says:

"I am very pleased with my IELTS total score which is 7.0. My scores are: Listening 7.5, Reading 7.0, Writing 6.0, and Speaking 7.5. Believe me, it is a huge progress for me."

Read a full interview with Ana on Kings Life