Courses for International Students

As an international student you can choose from a wide variety of academic courses, ranging from A Levels, Vocational Courses and International Baccalaureate. Alongside your studies you can also join our English Plus programme to help improve your English. Find out more below. 

International Baccalaureate (IB)

As an alternative to A-levels, you may wish to consider studying the International Baccalaureate. The IB is an internationally recognised qualification made up of five subjects including English, Maths, Science, a modern foreign language and a Humanities subject. You also get involved in community projects and write a research-based essay. The course is equivalent to studying a full A Level course and involves exams and coursework.

Last year Exeter College celebrated being top of the world again, with students achieving a 100% pass rate with the average point score being 37.6 (out of the maximum 45) – well ahead of the latest world average of 32.99.

Start Date and Duration: September 2021 (2 Years)
Entry requirements: 6.0 UKVI Academic IELTS (Non-EU) / B2 English Level (EU)

A Levels

Student Celebrating their A Level results in 2018

A Levels are the traditional academic qualifications of the UK which enable entry to University. We offer over 35 A Levels in a range of traditional subjects like Maths, Biology, English and History as well as modern subjects like Psychology, Law, Computer Science and Film Studies. Students can choose three A Levels plus an additional Extend subject to aid University applications. A Levels are assessed throughout the course by exams and coursework so students must be prepared for the academic demands.

Start Date and Duration: September 2021 (2 Years)
Entry requirements: Entry Requirements (one of the following): 5.5 UKVI Academic IELTS, 45 points in Pearson’s Academic or Pass Language Certificate ESOL B1.

Course Content:

  • 18-20 hours Tuition per week
  • Dedicated Academic Tutor (1-1) and Tutorial programme
  • Optional Extend project (to enhance University progression)
  • UK Student Mentor
  • Dedicated International Team (Support/Welfare/ Emergency care)
  • International Student Social Programme
  • Access to over 30+ Enrichment and Sports Clubs

Vocational / UAL Extended Diplomas

Our vocational courses offer you a chance to study an exciting mix of practical work and theory. These courses are entirely assessed by coursework and are ideal if you know which career area or study that you want to pursue in the future. Extended Diplomas are equivalent to 3 A level, therefore they can lead to University progression or direct employment.

Our vocational courses benefit from close links with local, regional, and international employers ensuring you will be challenged to study up to date industry techniques and issues.

Start Date and Duration: September 2020 (2 Years)
Entry requirements: Entry Requirements (one of the following): 5.5 UKVI Academic IELTS, 45 points in Pearson’s Academic or Pass Language Certificate ESOL B1.

A student using engineering machinery at the Technology Centre

Some of the courses we offer include:

  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Game Development
  • Creative Technologies
  • IT System and Networks
  • Applied Science
  • UAL Extended Diplomas (*developed by University of Arts London) – 6 subjects; Fine Art, Fashion and Textiles, Film and TV, Journalism, Graphic Design & Photography

English Plus  

Want to Improve your English alongside your studies?  

Then why not join our English Plus programme. The programme is designed to offer tailored support for English, particularly written English improving on Grammar, Spelling and Paragraph Structure. The class also provides reading and writing support to help with academic assignments.  

The class is run for 6 hours a week.