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IELTS Exam Preparation

IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System and is an examination developed by Cambridge University and used internationally by universities and colleges to assess a student’s suitability for higher education studies such as undergraduate and postgraduate courses. It is especially in demand by international students who are interested in enroling on a university programme in England.

Apart from our very competitive prices we also offer:

  • Free trial lesson - no need to make an appointment, just drop in and see us!

  • Part-time or full-time hours.

  • Morning and evening classes (Mon to Fri; we are closed on Saturday/Sunday).

  • Flexible schedule (students can change hours any time according to their work rotas or personal commitments).

  • No registration fee! 

  • Minimum enrolment age is 18.

  • Each class consists of 2 lessons of 50 minutes with a 10 minute break in the middle, giving a total of 100 minutes of lesson time. For example, during the 11:05 class, the class begins with Lesson 1 at 11:05 and finishes at 11:55. The break begins at 11:55 and finishes at 12:05. Lesson 2 starts at 12:05 and finishes at 12:55.

  • Each class lasts for a total duration of 1 hour and 40 minutes (plus a 10 minute break in the middle). 

  • 1 class per day, 5 days per week for 4 weeks, equals 33.33 hours of total class time.

  • 1 class per day, 5 days per week for 12 weeks, equals 100 hours of total class time.

  • 1 class per day, 5 days per week for 24 weeks, equals 200 hours of total class time.

  • The maximum class size is 14 students, although usually it is much smaller.

  • The school is closed on Bank Holidays and all public, national holidays (although these days may be recouped later by students).

  • BSGS is also closed for approximately 2 weeks over the Christmas period.  Again, these days may be recouped by students at the end of their course.


* No books are required for this course as the teacher will provide all relevant materials such as print-outs and worksheets at no extra cost.  However, students may buy recommended books to further aid and support their learning.

* Exam fees are not included in the course price and need to be booked by the candidate independently as and when they are ready.  However, the teacher may advise them and guide them in this matter.  The exam fee is approximately £145.

* There are no specific course start/end dates as it is ongoing and continuous so students can join any day.

There are 4 papers in the exam:

  • Listening – 4 sections, 40 questions, 30 minutes

  • Reading – 3 sections, 40 questions, 60 minutes

  • Writing – 2 tasks, 60 minutes

  • Speaking – 3 parts (11-14 minutes)

There are two different IELTS modules: Academic and General Training. The Speaking and Listening tests are the same in both modules, but the Reading and Writing tests are different. The Academic module is suitable if you wish to study at undergraduate or postgraduate levels, or if you are seeking professional registration, e.g. doctors and nurses.

At the end of the exam there is no pass or fail but instead you will get an overall score from 1 (lowest) to 9 (highest). Most universities accept a score of 6 or 6.5 as a requirement for their courses if the student is from a non-English speaking country.

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Apart from our IELTS exam preparation classes, BSGS also provides English courses and English classes in: Callan Method, Cambridge First Certificate Exam preparation (FCE) and Cambridge Advanced Exam preparation (CAE) classes.

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