"Overseas pupils feel strongly that they benefit from the many opportunities provided by the school to improve their understanding of the British way of life". ISI Report 2010
The EFL department prepares students for several internationally recognised examinations:
UCLES/British Council IELTS
UCLES IGCSE in ESL
Students who do not have English as their first language are made aware that a recognised English Language qualification is an entrance requirement for most colleges and universities in the United Kingdom. The IELTS Academic Module and IGCSE in English as a Second Language fulfil this requirement and provide an alternative to GCSE English Language, which can often prove difficult for non-native English speakers. Every effort is made to provide each student with a suitable English qualification by the time they leave the school.