Excellent Introduction for A Level Programmes in UK

Improve your English & Academic Skills

Why study Pre A at Brookes UK?

This course provides an excellent introduction to study in the UK & prepare for and to continue your studies in the UK on for example A levels or Foundation Programmes prior to University entry. You will study at our beautiful Brookes UK campus located near Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge.

Do I need to take an exam?

This is optional and without the pressure of exams if preferred, or students can take the GCSE exam at the end of the course, if the two year course is completed, or are academically exceptional.

How will I benefit from taking this course?

The Brookes Pre A offers a great way to improve your English level whilst developing some foundation knowledge in academic subjects such as Maths & Science and also extra subjects of your choice.

As well as the academic timetable, there are many social activities. We have unique activities designed by Brookes UK so our students can relax and enjoy themselves after a full day of studying.

Course Summary

Course Level RQF Level 2
Age Ideally for students who have studied equivalent GCSE subjects in their own country and have obtained pass marks or for those who are considering A levels or Foundation Programmes prior to entering University. Age requirement: up to age 17 at start of course
Pathways, core subjects, English (EFL) Core Subjects: Maths; English; Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics- do all 3 as part of their course) Optional Pathway Subjects: French; Geography; History; Art; Music; plus ICT; PE and PSHE EFL: English as Foreign Language -all main language skills with a focus on communication skills and confidence boosting
Course Hours (per week) Core Subjects: 5 hours English and Science; 4 hours maths Optional Pathway Subjects: 3 hours per subject Additional English EFL: as required after assessment Total Hours on standard course: 30 hours per week. (Please enquire for tailored course requirements with enhanced EFL as alternative)
Enrolment dates September 2021 & January 2022
Duration 3 terms for full course. For shorter courses please enquire
Class size Min 4 for academic subjects 
Exams Optional
Entry Requirements English  4.0/4.5 IELTS or equivalent. The recommended minimum English level for this course is CEFR B2 / IELTS 4.5 nearer to 5 would be preferable (modest user)
Entry Requirements Academic Demonstrate GCSE standard or equivalent home country local qualifications 
Course materials Books will be required and according to subjects chosen 
Fees 28,500 GBP for 3 Terms including all tuition and accommodation and meals Extra EFL will be charged at 40.00 GBP per hour Deposit: 2500 GBP (inclusive of total cost) and a minimum of 1 term payment at start of course
Scholarships Please enquire
Accommodation Full Boarding available (room share 2 -3 per room options)
Application procedure  Submit Application Form: academic records, school history, Identification, references and if available level egELTS or TEFL or enquire if internal test required.  You may be required to have a personal interview via Skype or Zoom

Need more information?

Please get in touch with our admissions team

If you’re interested in enrolling on the Pre A Level course, please reach out to either Pete or Sam or tick the Pre A Level checkbox on the admissions form and one of the team will be in touch with you.

Natalie Taylor



Natalie Taylor



My passion for teaching started with my passion for sport. During my teenage years I coached gymnastics and then attended college to complete my sport and teaching degree.
I have always had a passion for Early Years and teaching younger primary children. I started teaching in London and over the years I have moved and taught in different counties. During this time, I have held senior positions in schools including that of Deputy and Head teacher. I moved to Cherry Trees in 2012 as Nursery manager and thoroughly enjoyed retraining as a Montessori teacher. I have spent the last few years working in KS1 until I took on the position of Principal this year.