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Extended Programme (from IELTS 4.0)

If your language level is lower than IELTS 5.5, the extended programme is for you.

Key Facts

Start dates:

  • 8 April 2024
  • 1 July 2024
  • 9 September 2024
  • 6 January 2025


  • Kings Bournemouth
  • Kings Brighton
  • Kings London
  • Kings Oxford

Course length:

  • 4 – 7 terms


  • Average 21 hours per week, plus homework and private study

Entry requirements:

  • Completed 11 – 12 years of schooling (GCSE or equivalent)
  • Minimum IELTS 4.0 or equivalent

Minimum age:

  • 16

A bridge to UK academic life

This programme includes practical content which gives you a smooth transition into UK academic life. Examples of areas covered include:

  • English language development
  • Maths enrichment
  • Information Computer Technology
  • General academic enhancement
  • Art
  • Scientific Investigation
  • Humanities
  • Business

The course can also include a Maths GCSE if you need it to progress to university.

Please note:

  • Students starting in January or April will need to sit a Maths baseline test to check suitability
  • GCSE Maths alongside Extended Programme is not available in Kings Oxford. Students can study in Kings Bournemouth and then transfer to Kings Oxford.

Thank you for your enquiry.
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The Kings Admissions Team