Admission procedure

Places are limited at Earlscliffe, so we advise students to apply as early as possible, ideally by mid-January in the year of proposed entry.

Entry requirements

To be considered for a place at Earlscliffe, we would expect a student to hold the equivalent of at least six GCSE passes at A* to B grade. We also require copies of two years’ reports and also ask prospective students to complete our own English and Mathematics tests.

Earlscliffe director Tim Fish will interview each candidate in person. Interviews take place throughout the year, at the college, in a student’s own country or, failing this, over the internet via Skype.

The college sets out to be fair and non-discriminating in its admissions policy. In cases where there are clear reasons for previous under-attainment (e.g. a medical condition or family trauma), a place may still be offered on the basis that the student has the potential to achieve and that the college can provide appropriately for his or her needs.

English language proficiency (overseas students)

Earlscliffe must be satisfied that an overseas student has the required level of English language skill for academic studies at A-Level. If students have not already taken an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test or Cambridge exam, they must sit a diagnostic test either at Earlscliffe, their own school or a partner counsellor’s office.

To access our A-Level programme, we believe a student should be attaining a minimum level of B1 (IELTS 5.0).

Academic scholarships

There are a limited number of academic scholarships at Earlscliffe. For more details, contact the college office.

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