The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam can be taken at different points in the school year. The exam has writing, reading, listening and speaking parts. Most top UK universities will want an overall score of at least 6.5 or 7.0, with good scores in the writing and reading sections.
You can take the exam as many times as you want until you reach the score you are happy with.
IELTS is taught by qualified teachers for between two and six lessons per week with a maximum of 12 students per class, but the average is around 7. Each student is tested when they arrive, and the teaching team decide how much English language support and IELTS help you will need.
Students pay for their IELTS lessons each term, and prices can be found on the fees schedule. There is an extra cost for each IELTS test, and this is £195 plus travel.