CATS College
CATS College


CATS College Location


CATS College





Key Information
Location Cambridge, London, Canterbury, England
Established 1952
Famous For A-level, University Foundation
International Fees £11,000-11,800
Key Information
Location Cambridge, London, Canterbury, England
Established 1952
Famous For A-level, University Foundation
International Fees £11,000-11,800


CATS Colleges specialise in teaching international students from the ages of 14 to 18, focusing on university preparation through A-Levels, foundation programmes and the iinternational baccalaureate. It was founded in 1952 and has since developed into a prestigious institution with a very high rate of offers to both Oxbridge and Russell Group Universities.

Students begin with an initial counselling session to help you choose from the options on offer and ensure that your choices will allow you to fulfill your ambitions. Parents receive a 'settling in' report within a students first week of term and further reports throughout your time at CATS College. Students are also tested weekly to ensure that they are making the progress they need, and so that extra tuition can be arranged where necessary.

Almost all students graduating from CATS College gain places on university degree courses. At CATS Colleges you can expect:

  • Daily meetings with your Personal Tutor
  • Free and unlimited supplementary tuition
  • Rigorously monitored teaching standards
  • World class facilities using the latest technology
  • Your own Student Progress Plan - an individual plan for your success
  • State-of-the-art learning techniques like mind-mapping and memory enhancement

Services for International Students

Upon arrival, all students take part in an induction programme to show them round the college and introduce them to staff and other students. During term time, students are allocated a personal tutor to provide regular feedback on progress. In addition, Student Services and the Welfare Team deal with non-academic issues such as happiness, visas and health.

The following services are provided:

  • Airport transfers
  • Arrival briefing and tour
  • Accommodation administration
  • Medical registration and appointments
  • Banking and pocket money
  • Police registration, visa renewal / travel arrangements
  • Confidential counselling and support
  • Emergency assistance 24 hours a day
  • Advice on local religious and cultural groups
  • Linguistic and cultural support

Results and Destinations

CATS Colleges sends a large number of its students to top Russell Group universities every year, with three students each reaching Cambridge and LSE for the 2014 year from A-Levels. University Foundation course and International Baccalaureate students also go on to top universities like Durham, SOAS and St Andrews. In 2012, 84% of A-Level students received Russell Group offers.


College accommodation is available for all age ranges. In total there are over 30 different residences close to the college, with single, en suite and shared options available. Also popular is the option of a homestay with a local family close to the college, providing greater immersion in both the language and the culture.


There are three CATS Colleges, in London, Cambridge and Canterbury.

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