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Queen Ethelburga's College

  • Website: www.queenethelburgas.edu
  • Ranked as the UK’s top Number 1 school for academic results in the North of England
  • Located near the ancient Roman and Viking city of York at Thorpe Underwood Estate, a beautiful area of parkland and woods
  • Situated about 25 minutes from Leeds-Bradford International airport.

LELS is a partner institution on the sponsor licence of Queen Ethelburga's College, York.

One visa covers:

  • Pre-sessional English course at the Leeds English Language School
  • A levels at Queen Ethelburga's(2 years)

Acceptance for A levels after the pre-sessional English course is unconditional. No need to re-take IELTS. No need to extend the visa.

Acceptance at any university in the UK (including Oxford and Cambridge) is possible after A levels. This is dependent on A level grades achieved.

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  • There are 1025 students in the college, aged between 5 and 21 years old.
  • There are 360 students in the Sixth Form, and around half of these are international students.

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Chinese, Hong Kong, Russian, Ukrainian, Kazakh, German, Greek, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Mexican, Thai, Bermudian, Taiwanese, Georgian.

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A Level Studies

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A level results 2010

  • Overall Pass Rate 100%
  • Average number of passes per student 4
  • Average number of points per A-Level student 443
  • Equivalent to more than 3½ A Grades each
  • Over 98% of students go on to University
  • % of A-Level Grades A* / A - 50%
  • The top students gained 720 points

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Destination of leavers 2010

98% of students go to the top universities including Oxford and Cambridge

Warwick University Mathematics and Economics Southampton University Biology
Loughborough University Computer Science Salford University Journalism
King’s College London Biomedical Science York St John University English Literature with Creative Writing
Leeds Trinity University Nutrition and Health with Psychology Bath University Mathematics
Loughborough University Information Management and Business Studies Loughborough University Mechanical Engineering with a Foundation year
Essex University Economics and Politics Exeter University Economics
Bishop Burton College Equine Science University of Brighton Media Studies and Sociology
University of East Anglia History of Art York St John University Sports Science and Injury Management
European Business School International Relations Bath University Sociology with HR Management
Bournemouth University Communication and Media Swansea University Psychology
Oxford University Engineering York University Nursing Practice
University of Wales Institute, Cardiff Psychology Teeside University Psychology & Education Studies 
Manchester University  Religion and Theology Coventry University Digital Forensics and System Security
Bath University Mathematics Leeds  Metropolitan University Architectural Technology
Aston University Biomedical Science Nottingham University Psychology
Manchester University Economics and Politics University College Birmingham Hospitality and Food Management
Southampton University Film and English Newcastle University Business Management
Leicester  University   Leeds University Medicine
Loughborough University Information Management and Business Studies Warwick University Physics
Birmingham University Business Management Leicester University Management Studies
Bath University Accounting and Finance Leicester University Computing with Management
University of St Andrews Financial Economics Sheffield University Economics
University College London Economics and Statistics Cambridge University Medicine
Sheffield University East Asian Studies and Business Management Bath University Economics and Statistics
Manchester University Management and Marketing Loughborough University Information Management and Business Studies
York University Psychology Manchester University Mathematics with Finance
University of Cumbria Mathematics and Education University College London Mechanical Engineering
Imperial College London Electrical and Electronic Engineering Bath University Mathematics and Statistics
Bath University Politics with Economics Manchester University Mathematics with Finance
University College London Economics and Statistics Manchester University Mathematics with Finance

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Boarding Accommodation

Separate Girls and Boys boarding facilities. Rooms shared two per room, each room having en suite, cooking facilities, flat screen TV, internet access, dishwasher.

There are outside leisure facilities near each boarding house including table tennis, basketball, 5-a-side football and barbecues, in addition to the fully-equipped stables at the equestrian centre.

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All international students in the school are required to have guardians who will act in loco parentis. Guardianship can be arranged by Leeds English Language School.

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Clubs, societies, activities

Too numerous to mention! Please refer directly to website. Facilities include state-of-the-art sports halls and sports fields, swimming pool and jaccuzi.

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£34,605 per year inclusive of full board accommodation, laundry, text books, tuition and additional English lessons.

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Entry Requirements

  • Good examination results from high school
  • Successful completion of the Assessment Tests for International Students
  • Successful completion of the English pre-sessional course at the Leeds English Language School.
  • No need to re-take IELTS
  • No need to extend the visa. One visa will cover the pre-sessional English course and the two year A level course.

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Application procedure

  • Contact info@leedsenglish.com who will send the application forms.
  • Complete TWO application forms, one for your pre-sessional English course and one for your A level course at Queen Ethelburga's College.
  • Send your most recent high school examinations transcript, and any evidence of English ability (if available) to: info@leedsenglish.com.
  • Queen Ethelburga's College will then contact you and conduct their secure Assessment Tests for International Students.
  • Queen Ethelburga's College will advise you regarding fees, the deposit, and payment dates for A levels and boarding.
  • You will be required to pay a deposit of £2000 (refundable) for your pre-sessional English course before your CAS is issued.
  • You will then receive a CAS from Queen Ethelburga's College which will be used for your visa.  The CAS will contain a lot of information. This information must be copied exactly onto the visa application form. 
  • The CAS will state that you have an unconditional offer for A levels from Queen Ethelburga's College and that you will be following a pre-sessional English course at the Leeds English Language School for a certain number of weeks.

CAS = Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies

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For more information please contact:

Leeds English Language School
115 Victoria Road,
Leeds, LS6 1DR,
United Kingdom
TEL: +44 (0)113 2751964
FAX: +44 (0)113 2947772
Email: info@leedsenglish.com

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