We have borne our international students very much in mind when drawing up our A level curriculum, choosing subjects which are popular among international students as well as UK students.
On arrival in the UK, it is important that students settle in quickly and feel at home. The friendly atmosphere in the college makes this easier, but we also provide an induction programme which helps students get used to academic life in the UK as well as life in London in general. Our location in the leafy suburb of Hampstead, as well as the homely environment of the college, further help international students to acclimatise; however, our close proximity to central London also enables students to savour the cultural richness that London has to offer.
We believe integration is key to academic success and each individual student’s sense of well-being, so we provide our international students with many opportunities to interact with home students and students from other nationalities. Our extensive extra-curricular programme facilitates this integration.
Each student at LSI, including international students, is assigned a Director of Studies, who is responsible for the student’s pastoral and academic welfare. Regular feedback, including written reports, is given to parents and regular parental communication is encouraged. Every international student needs an education guardian, who can relay this feedback to the parents, if the parents’ first language is not English, as well as being an emergency contact for the student. Expert university advice is a key feature of LSI and is administered through the Director of Studies system, as well as through consultation with subject experts.
For students who need extra help with the English that they need for their A levels or preparation for important English tests such as IELTS, LSI is uniquely placed to support them, with its 50 years of experience of English language teaching at a high level. English language support is available to all of our international students, whatever their level. A minimum of Band 5.5 IELTS is required for our A level courses.The college can also set its own English language test to determine a student’s level.
Prospective students will be interviewed before the start of their course. Interviews can be arranged with LSI representatives in a student’s home country or via Skype with a member of the college’s academic team in London.
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International students are welcomed at LSI Independent College. LSI as a college is enriched by its diverse and vibrant student body.
Amazing school. Great teachers. Absolutely recommend sending your son/daughter for A-levels and GCSE.
All I can say is, the college is well placed and no student will feel that he/she has been left alone.
I got my A level results what I deserved and I am happy with it.
The leadership and education at this school is fantastic, they really pushed me to do my best and as a result I got into the University of my choice. Teachers Séan and Michael are in particular really great, and I highly recommend them and the institution that they work within.
Spent two years here. The college is small so you get lots of one to one attention which is very helpful in sixth form. It’s a very friendly environment to be in and I would recommend it.
This is a wonderful school! The teachers not only care about academic success but also about each student's wellbeing. It has a very welcoming atmosphere and encourages everyone to achieve their objectives. I can't recommend it enough!