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Tutorial College


Address 2 The Oval, Harrogate, N Yorks
HG2 9BA, England
Tel. No. +44(0)1423 501041
Fax No. +44(0)1423 531110
E-mail address
All Year General English and Examination English courses:
  • Summer and Vacation English courses with specialist tennis and horse riding
  • Academic English and IELTS/TOEFL preparation
  • One and Two Year GCSE & A level courses for University entrance
  • Academic Term/Year
  • Business English, Executive and Vocational courses
  • Teacher Refresher courses
  • English plus Computing & Information Technology
  • Tailor-made specialist and budget courses
  • One-to-one tuition
  • Type of course Academic and English - full-time and part time
    Summer Vacation English + sports, evening activities and excursions, specialist English and Tennis or Horse Riding with professional instructors
    Length of courses English - 2 weeks +, Academic - one term +
    Level of courses English, Beginner to Advanced, Academic, Pre- boarding school , Pre- university and Pre - MBA/Higher Degree
    Examinations offered Cambridge: FCE, CAE, CPE & IELTS.
    TOEFL GCSE & A Level for university entrance
    Date of commencement Any Monday for English, September, January and April for academic courses courses
    Class size Maximum 10 for English, average 6 students
    Maximum 8 for academic courses, average 4 students
    Student accommodation Homestay, £108.00 per week
    Fees English £150.00 - £210.00 per week, long stay discounts GCSE, A Level and Link Courses £9250.00+ per academic year, on application
    Admission requirements English Courses - Beginners accepted
    Academic Courses- Intermediate English and academic history or take the Intensive English course
    Student profile Sept - June 65% of the academic students are British studying for university entrance, age 15+.
    All Year, age 15+ and Summer Vacation, age 12+ are overseas students studying English.
    Age range 15 - 50 years
    EFL Director of Studies Mr David Chippett
    Academic Director of Studies Mr Tony Howson
    Principal Mr Keith Pollard


    About the Courses

    We offer:

    • All Year General English and Examination English courses

    • Summer and Vacation English courses with specialist tennis and horse riding

    • Excellent family (homestay), guest house or hotel accommodation close to the college

    • Full social, sport, activity and excursion program

    • Academic English and examination, IELTS/TOEFL preparation

    • One and Two Year GCSE & A level courses for University entrance

    • Academic Term/Year

    • Business/Executive English and Vocational courses

    • Teacher Refresher courses

    • English plus Computing / Information Technology / The Internet

    • Tailor-made specialist and budget/ministay courses

    • One-to-one tuition

    • Good balance of nationalities

    • School advisory and placement service.

    • Airport Transfers. Budget flights to and from Leeds-Bradford (12 km) from many European airports

    • Facilities include library, laboratories, computer suite with free broadband and wireless access and common room with snack facilities
    Afternoon activities such as horse riding and tennis are with fully qualified instructors. Escorts accompany all groups. Juniors (aged 12 to 16 years) have 1 escort per 12 students.

    LINK COURSES These courses, which combine English and academic subjects at GCSE and A level to achieve university entrance are for international students.

    The college offers GCSE and A level courses in the following subjects:

    BUSINESS STUDIES: Accountancy, Business Studies, Economics and Information Technology.

    ARTS: Ancient History, Art & Design, Classics, History of Art, English Language, English
    Literature, General Studies.

    HUMANITIES: Geography, History, Law, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, R.E. and Sociology.

    MATHEMATICS: Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mechanics, Statistics and Further Mathematics.

    SCIENCE: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Information Technology, Geology, and Physics.

    LANGUAGES: English, French, German, Italian, Latin, and Spanish

    About the School

    We are a small friendly college specialising in high quality education, located in parkland near the centre of this safe, elegant and cosmopolitan town. Our informal social atmosphere, small classes, highly skilled teaching and development of examination skills create the ideal preparation for success. Students learn English quickly and we have 100% success rate with the Cambridge examinations. Academic students are given detailed help and advice with their University applications and over 90% achieve places. All academic students take Study Skills to gain the skills essential for success both in Higher Education and their careers. All students enjoy studying with us.

    The college was founded in 1981 and is accredited by the British Council and the British Accreditation Council, is a member of EnglishUK, EducationUK and ClFE. We have approximately 80 students, 40% are from overseas.

    The college is well equipped with audio and video equipment, computer suite, library, laboratories, and common room with snack facilities. All computers have free broadband and wireless Internet connections. Harrogate is a major conference town with high quality hotels and international restaurants, which create a cosmopolitan atmosphere. It has excellent sporting, cultural and shopping facilities. The Student Welfare Officer organises a sport, activities and excursion programme, which includes visits to theatre, cinema and local attractions.

    Students stay with carefully selected host families, close to the college, and have their own room and study facilities. They are treated as adult members of the family where they quickly make friends and feel at home. The Student Welfare Officer selects the host families and is responsible for them. She is always available for support and advice.

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