IELTS Preparation Course

English courses at Swansea Sixth form College are designed to develop your reading, writing, speaking and listening abilities and help you gain essential language skills that will help boost your confidence from day one.

We offer an Academic English language immersion course of 21 teaching hours per week for students who want to quickly improve their level of English as part of a small, mixed nationality group, and study specific Academic vocabulary and skills to help their career or further education.

Course Morning Class Elective 1 Elective 2 Self Study Total
Academic English  15 hours 4 hours 4 hours 2 hours 25 hours

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Key academic skills covered include:

Reading for a purpose
Presentation skills
Vocabulary for Academic purposes
Referencing and avoiding plagiarism
How to structure a paragraph
Practice tests

Reading for research
Listening to a lecture
Grammar for Academic purposes
How to structure an essay
and lots more!

You will have the latest coursebooks; access to a modern ICT suite; daily homework assignments; weekly tests; a certificate and academic reports.

You will complete a placement test, then agree personal goals with your tutor and develop an Individual Learning Path. You will learn through discussion, error correction, learning assignments and by speaking English every day.

Students can also join the social and cultural programmes at the college and live with a host family in Wales.

Leisure Programme

At SSC, we believe don’t stop learning English when you leave the language classroom! We provide a variety of sports and leisure options on Wednesday afternoons to develop your physical and mental abilities and to give you the opportunity to practice your English outside of the classroom.

We have a wide ranging programme of sports and leisure to ensure that all students have the opportunity to extend existing skills and to learn new ones. Students are offered team sports, solitary sports, adventurous sports, creative activities and activities that those less physically active (for example, due to physical impairments) can take part in, learn from and enjoy.

Participation in the Leisure Programme is optional for all English courses students, and fees are applicable. If you are interested in taking part in the Wednesday afternoon Leisure Programme, please tick the box on the application form and we will send you more information about the fees.


Once a term, SSC will organise a whole-college (GCSE and A Level) outing to fun and/or educational sites in Wales and further afield. 


Autumn Term

Margam Park, including GoApe access

Spring Term

Outdoor pursuits day in the Brecon Beacons or Gower

Summer Term

Oakwood Adventure Park

If you wish to sign up for any of these trips, speak to Reception and we will provide you the dates and fees for each trip.

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