Pre-A Level (EU Students Only)

Essential information

 Minimum Age 16 years old
Academic requirement Successful completion of one year of Senior Secondary School or equivalent.

EU students are required  to have a GCSE qualification or equivalent in Maths and English or obtain them as part of their Pre-A Level course.

Minimum level of English Intermediate/CEFR B2/IELTS 5.0
Course date 4 September 2017 to 29th June 2018
Maximum class size 18 Students
Course duration 1 year
Campus Lewes
Course fees EU-Fee-Sheet-2018-2019

International Fee Sheet 2018-19



About Pre-A Level

This one-year programme will give you the opportunity to combine GCSE or BTEC qualifications with  supplementary English language support.

The Pre-A Level programme is ideal for students who would like to progress to a UK university preparation course, such as A Levels or BTEC Level 3, but do not have the academic background to do so.

Academic and vocational classes are taken alongside UK students, giving you more opportunities to practice your English and experience British culture. GCSEs are the internationally-recognised qualifications gained after completing the first stage of secondary education in the UK and can be studied in a variety of subjects such as:

You can choose a vocational BTEC qualification which are available in the following subjects:

You will also be given the opportunity to attend taster sessions which are designed to give you an introduction to A level subjects available at Sussex Downs College.


How to apply

Please click on this link to complete our application form:

Sussex Downs International College Application Form


Contact us


Telephone: +44 (0) 30 300 38787

Postal Address: International Office, Sussex Downs College, Mountfield Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2XH



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