Minimum entry requirements:

  1. Grade level attained before entry using the Oxford Placement Test (**see below)
  2. Interview with Principal at HCS to assess proficiency in spoken English, either in person or on Skype via the internet
  3. Appropriate references from previous school and copies of recent reports (to be translated in English) should be sent directly from the pupils school to the Registrar at HCS
  4. Valid Tier 4 Visa has been approved for entry to the UK

**Oxford Placement Tests .Minimum entry requirements for students where English is a second or additional language:

The grades are based on the Common European Framework.

For entry to:

Year 12 pupil must have attained a minimum of level C1 (and/or IELTS Band 6, overall. Reading and writing a minimum of 5.5)
Year 11 pupil must have attained a minimum of level B2
Year 10 pupil must have attained a minimum of level B1
Year 9 pupil must have attained a minimum of level B1
Year 8 pupil must have attained a minimum of level A2
Year 7 pupil must have attained a minimum of level A1

**Parents / guardians or agents will confirm in writing that the Oxford Placement Test was carried out under examination conditions: without any additional help (reading, translation or writing of questions and or answers) from any second party.

Many pupils may still require additional support from the EAL department in order for them to access the full curriculum. 

Payment for EAL lessons and iELTS lessons

EAL and iELTS lessons will be an ‘extra' charged to fees . The EAL Department will assess the pupil and will send a letter giving details of the additional support required and including the additional cost to be incurred.  Parents should return the form to confirm acceptance of the additional charges.  All examinations costs (eg iELTS, Cambridge iSOL) will be charged to parents/guardians or agents.

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