Applying to Acorn House College

If you are interested in applying to Acorn House College as an international student, contact our admissions office to find out more about the school and our admissions process:

Tel: +44 (0)20 8571 9900


For some students at Acorn House, though they have a good level of English, they may need specific support in developing their fluency to help them achieve their academic goals. This may take the form of additional help to achieve a grade in a particular exam or to improve their level of academic English.

International Students

The English level of our overseas students is assessed during the application procedure. Following this, we will offer an appropriate programme to support the academic aims of each individual student. This may be dedicated one-to-one support or small group teaching and will focus on improving their use of academic English as well as preparing for a qualification in English language.

English GCSE

In some cases, international students and those from the UK may need to take or retake GCSE English alongside their A Levels. A ‘pass’ grade in English GCSE is required by most UK universities and some may require an A or B grade for certain subjects.


Students who do not have English as a first language and do not have English GCSE have the option to demonstrate their proficiency in English through the IELTS (International English Language Testing System). Acorn House can tailor a programme of IELTS preparation that is designed to support a pass at the required level for the course the student applies for at university. UK universities will usually require a score of 6.0 or higher as a minimum requirement, but many courses will have a higher requirement.

For more information on how Acorn House College can help you improve your English during your time at the school, contact us:

Tel: +44 (0)20 8571 9900