English Language Support

English Language Support

It is vital that students are proficient in English if they are to succeed at GIS. Therefore, it is a requirement that if a student is identified as needing English Language Support (ELS), they receive this support until they complete the programme.

Students in Year 7 to 9 who receive ELS will undertake a programme following either the University of Cambridge Key English Test (KET) or the University of Cambridge Preliminary English Test (PET).

Detailed information on ELS can be found in the English Language Support (ELS) Provision 2016-2017 document, which can be found in the Guidebook for Admissions . English Learning Support in Years 7 to 9 in Secondary at GIS is at an additional cost to parents.

For students in Year 10 and above the IGCSE ESL and IB English B courses are part of the mainstream curriculum and, as they are taken as options by the students, there is no additional ELS charge.

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