IELTS Exam Preparation Day Course

Full-time Morning or Afternoon course

Minimum language level required

Upper Intermediate (B2)

Start date

Any Monday

Maximum length of course

36 weeks

Hours per week

15 hours tuition with breaks, (12.5 hours without)

Group size

15 students maximum


9.15 to 12.00pm Monday to Friday

Exam fee



The IELTS Exam Preparation course, run by the Islington Centre for English, London (ICE) will get you the IELTS score you need!

It is designed to ensure you are well prepared to achieve a good score in your IELTS (International English Language Testing System) exam, ready for entry to University or your new employment role. Students need to be at B2 (Upper Intermediate) level or above to join this course.

The IELTS Exam Preparation course runs Monday to Friday 9.15-12.00pm or 12.30-3.15pm (12.5 hours per week of teaching time.) You will be taught in small groups of up to 15 students by experienced, native speaking English tutors.

On this course you will learn the specific grammar you need. You will practice exam techniques in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, enabling you to succeed in the exam. ICE will manage the course for each individual student based on their exam date.

Exam enrolment itself will be taken care of by the college and students will pay the exam enrolment fee of £185, plus a £15 registration fee.

But, it’s not all work at ICE! There are fun, weekly social trips and outings so you can make new friends whilst exploring London.

As one of the best value English schools in London, we welcome potential students who may wish to join us for a free trial class. Alternatively, come in for a free test and a consultation with an experienced tutor. We will assess your current IELTS score and provide you with a personalised study plan, enabling you to achieve the score you need.

We are located just opposite Angel tube station- why not contact the Islington Centre for English, London to arrange a time.

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10 Tips for IELTS Exam Preparation Success!

So you want to get a good score in your IELTS exam?  The Islington Centre for English in London is here to help! 

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a widely recognised English language proficiency test used for immigration, study, and work purposes in many countries. Achieving a high score in the IELTS exam requires careful preparation and a systematic approach. Here are some key tips to help you get a high score in the IELTS exam:

  1. Understand the test format: Familiarise yourself with the different sections of the IELTS exam, including listening, reading, writing, and speaking. Understand the question types, time limits, and marking criteria for each section.

  2. Develop language skills: Improve your English language skills, including grammar, vocabulary, listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Practice regularly using a variety of materials, such as news articles, academic texts, and practice tests.

  3. Practice time management: The IELTS exam is timed, so practice managing your time effectively. Learn to allocate your time wisely for each section, and practice completing tasks within the given time limits.

  4. Improve listening skills: Listen to a wide range of English accents, including different speeds and levels of difficulty. Practice listening for specific information, understanding main ideas, and identifying supporting details.

  5. Enhance reading skills: Improve your reading speed and comprehension skills. Practice scanning for keywords, skimming for main ideas, and understanding detailed information. Practice different question types, such as multiple-choice, true/false/not given, and matching.

  6. Master writing skills: Practice writing essays, letters, and reports using the appropriate format, language, and style. Focus on developing clear, concise, and well-organized responses. Practice proofreading and editing to minimize errors.

  7. Hone speaking skills: Practice speaking in English regularly with a language partner or a tutor. Practice speaking on a wide range of topics, expressing opinions, and supporting arguments with examples. Work on pronunciation, intonation, and fluency.

  8. Take practice tests: Take practice tests to familiarize yourself with the test format, timing, and difficulty level. Analyze your performance and identify areas for improvement.

  9. Review and revise: Review your mistakes from practice tests and learn from them. Revise grammar rules, vocabulary, and language skills that need improvement.

  10. Stay calm and confident: On the day of the exam, stay calm, and confident. Follow the instructions carefully, manage your time effectively, and stay focused on the task at hand.

In conclusion, achieving a high score in the IELTS exam requires consistent practice, thorough preparation, and a systematic approach. By improving your language skills, practicing time management, and familiarizing yourself with the test format, you can boost your chances of getting a high score in the IELTS exam. Remember to stay calm, confident, and focused during the exam, and don't forget to review and revise regularly. Good luck!

Course Information

Our courses for individual enrolments are for adults.  The minimum age is 16.  Junior courses are provided for 11 to 16 year-olds as part of group tuition packages. 

See more General information about our courses or read our Terms & Conditions of enrolment.