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Intensive IELTS

The main objective of this course is to improve an IELTS score. Students are expected to progress by 0.5 IELTS score per course.

Our intensive IELTS course has seen many students get the results they need to go onto further study or work.

21 Hours per week. Age 17 plus.

This course is suitable for:

  • Students who have achieved an Intermediate level of English (CEFR B1+) OR students who have already achieved IELTS band 5.0 or higher. Please note: Student levels are subject to a placement test in school.
  • Students who want to progress to higher education
  • Students who are prepared to work hard
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Upper Intermediate and Advanced.


The full course is 10 weeks and students must study for a minimum of 2 weeks.

Hours per week


Class Size

Average: 10
Maximum: 16*
*Different classrooms have different sizes so some classrooms may have a maximum of 8.

Start Dates

New students can usually join any Monday.
(We recommend IELTS students join at the beginning of term – Check term times)


A free placement test, free extra classes, your textbook, a bag of materials and a certificate at the end of your course.

Class focus

Exam techniques

For all four papers (reading, writing, listening, speaking). Practice under exam conditions once a week


Practice multiple choice, multiple matching and short answer on the reading paper

Common Errors

Areas of language to improve on in the speaking & writing papers

Personalised feedback

Regular assessment on written essays and speaking tests


Speakers of Arabic and Chinese receive extra online resources to help prepare for the IELTS exam


Only teachers with lots of IELTS experience deliver our Intensive IELTS courses

Cambridge materials from the makers of the IELTS tests

Course Book

At the start of the course, students receive an official Cambridge University Press course book suited to their level.

Online Self Study

Leeds English students have access to the official online Cambridge LMS for up to one year after completing their course.

Graded report and assessment

Your final report will be graded and show you studied an IELTS course


Lesson 1BreakLesson 2LunchLesson 3
Monday9:15-10:4515 minutes11:00-12:3045 minutes13:15-14:45
Tuesday9:15-10:4515 minutes11:00-12:3045 minutes13:15-14:45
Wednesday9:15-10:4515 minutes11:00-12:3045 minutes13:15-14:45
Thursday9:15-10:4515 minutes11:00-12:3045 minutes13:15-14:45
Friday9:15-10:4515 minutes11:00-12:30

Homework and assessment

Students are expected to complete approximately one hour of homework every day. 

Practice tests are completed every week in class to monitor progress.

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