Frequently Asked Questions

Most questions can be answered in our Student Guide

Listed below are some frequently asked questions. 

 

Will there be any excursions?

Will my airport transfers be arranged by the college?

How will you place me in the right class?

Do I have to wear a uniform?

What meals are included?


Will there be any excursions?

Excursions are offered throughout the year. Academic and English All Year students receive an average of one free trip every three weeks included in the fees. Popular destinations include Oxford, Bath, Stratford-upon-Avon, Bristol, Cardiff, Birmingham, Worcester, Cheltenham, Hereford and Gloucester. Trips to London and Manchester, as well as other cities, are also arranged at an additional charge.  These trips are often compulsory for younger students aged 16 or under.

In addition to these excursions the college runs a free regular minibus service to Malvern town centre on some weekday afternoons after classes for students to be able to go to the bank, main Post Office and some of the local shops.

Optional social outings, at an additional charge, are also regularly arranged to places such as Alton Towers, Warwick Castle, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Cadbury’s World Chocolate Factory, National Exhibition Centre, Sea Life Centre, ice skating, ten-pin bowling, Premiership football grounds and Malvern’s own theatre, cinema, swimming and leisure complexes.

Will my airport transfers be arranged by the college?

It is recommended that students arrange to arrive at, and depart from, Heathrow on the travel days, between 10:00 and 17:00, when a complimentary transfer is available during the academic year (this is not the case for summer programmes). Please refer to the Course Dates for travel day dates. Students should not be late for the start of term - the College must be informed if a student is to arrive late.

How will you place me in the right class?

When a subject within a course has more than one class running we will initially place students into classes based on their academic background on entry, as well as their English language ability where appropriate. We may move students to a higher or lower class depending on their progress and needs.

Do I have to wear a uniform?

The College does not require students to wear a set uniform. There is however a Dress Code for students studying during the academic year whereby certain items of clothing, jewellery and general appearance are not allowed during the working day (08:30 – 16:00, Monday to Friday). Students are required to dress in a black suit, with an appropriate shirt and tie for boys. For students on a course of 8 weeks or more, a college tie will be issued.

What meals are included?

Three meals per day are included during the week, with brunch and dinner at weekends. Additional items can also be purchased from the canteen. There is a choice of hot/cold and vegetarian meals on campus. Meals are not provided on excursions. For those in host families, lunch is provided by the College from Monday to Friday, and by the host family at other times. Students with special religious or dietary requirements are catered for where notice is given at the application stage. 


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