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This is an excellent way of gaining desirable academic qualifications very quickly. The programme is carefully designed for students who:

  • have studied in the UK or abroad and wish to enter an A Level or IB programme
  • are exceptionally strong and are wishing to progress quickly
  • are ready for intensive work covering a two year syllabus in three terms
  • want to re-sit a year to improve their grades


This is the traditional UK timeframe and enables students to optimise their academic potential within a very personal teaching environment. Students are able to develop a passion for each subject of their choice and, with intensive teacher support, stay focused and achieve top grades. This is ideal for students who wish to thrive academically.


Created for those international students who wish to attend a UK college for one or two terms before returning to their own school, these programmes provide an opportunity to improve language and subject knowledge, acquire new study skills and have the cultural and academic experience of a lifetime. Detailed monthly reports and a completion certificate based on regular assessment are provided. It is an excellent way to sample the UK education system.

If for whatever reason students have not done as well as they or the school wanted them do LTC is happy to accept students to give them a second chance within a small group, providing intensive study.

LTC is an approved exam centre for Edexcel, AQA and OCR as well as a Trinity exam centre providing GCSE speaking tests.
Therefore we welcome external candidates who wish to sit A level and IGCSE/GCSE examinations at LTC.


Students can choose which subjects they study at GCSE but they should be aware that if they narrow their choice at this level by omitting a subject, it may affect their A level options. We offer 25 GCSE subjects.

The core subjects of the UK education system are:

  • English language
  • maths, chemistry
  • physics
  • biology

Many students like to add business studies with economics to their choice of core subjects. The sciences are usually taken as combined science if the student is not seeking to take science at A level.

Other optional subjects are:

  • English literature
  • history
  • geography
  • business studies
  • information computer technology (ICT)
  • art & design
  • music
  • drama
  • religious studies

Language options:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
An example of fast track GCSE timetable for non-UK residents :


*UK residents will not have intensive English  unless required

subject & intensive English 

10 – 14 hours of English, 12 – 20 hours of academic subjects, 10 – 22 hours of activities, depending on the selected programme.