GCSEs and equivalents

School students in the UK usually obtain GCSEs (or equivalent qualifications) as their first qualifications at the age of about 16

A-levels and equivalents

A-levels (Advanced levels) and their Scottish equivalents are the most popular option for continuing students after GCSEs and Standard Grades

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English language courses

The UK is the world centre for English language tuition. Over 500,000 people come to the UK each year to learn English. UK institutions offer a variety of English language courses to suit all needs

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Study methods

There are a great number of different courses and institutions in the UK. Whatever you choose, you can expect to experience a variety of teaching methods and a certain amount of study support