Designed to give international students an insight into British education and culture. Students follow individualised study programmes to improve their language and follow a range of subjects which offer credit for their studies in their home country.
GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) is a two-year study plan which provides a solid secondary education foundation before choosing the right study pathway onto university.
By choosing to study GCSE level education at CATS, our students allow themselves time to develop a solid foundation in English language and culture, to give them a distinct advantage as they progress through their education in the UK. Our younger students are cared for in out family-oriented campuses.
A flexible programme of study designed to prepare students to study A level, International Baccalaureate or University Foundation, with the option of GCSE or IGCSE if required.
The classic route to university in the UK, and recognised by many of the best universities around the world. It is designed for confident students who aspire to the most competitive degree courses at UK universities and beyond.
Usually studied over two years in the UK. We teach A level at all of our UK campuses, offering students the opportunity to choose from a wide range of subjects.
Designed for students who are able to complete a two-year A level programme within a shorter period of time – students who are highly ambitious or requiring additional revision for examination retakes.
A one-year programme designed for international students looking for UK university entry. Designed for motivated students looking for a supported and focused bridge programme from international high school to UK universities.
Depending on university and career aspirations, we work with all of our students to help them choose the most suitable combination of subjects to study for University Foundation.
A two-year programme, designed for motivated, capable students who show an interest across a broad range of subjects.
The IB is the fastest-growing, most respected qualification in the world, and a passport to the best universities. It is a qualification which challenges, encourages and inspires internationally minded students to become caring, critical thinkers, ready for university study and a global career.
Additional support for students interested in developing a successful career in law.
The CATS Law Preparation Programme is designed to give our students the right preparation for the demanding university application process. The programme encourages our students to engage in extra-curricular activities which will help them stand out from all the other applicants.
Specialist advice and guidance for Oxbridge applicants, designed to stretch you further, to achieve additional UCAS points and to develop skills prized by top universities including leadership, critical thinking, motivation and management skills.
If you are one of the most promising students from our Gifted and Talented group you may be selected for the Oxbridge Programme where you receive a range of extra tuition and advice.
In order to prepare you for one-on-one Oxbridge interviews we offer practice with a panel of experts, help with writing personal statements, additional one-on-one tutoring and critical thinking seminars.
We also organise seminars with visiting Dons and Admissions Tutors from the universities of Oxford and Cambridge.
Additional stretch activities include Olympiad Challenges, STEP papers, UK Maths Challenge, Excelsis Awards, Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and our weekly debating club.
Guiding your studies towards a professional career.
We also offer a strong support programme for those students set on entering the leading professions such as Law, Engineering, Accountancy, Architecture, Finance and Banking:
This additional support programme includes weekly seminars, workshops and lectures relating to the key profession you are interested in. This is in addition to the main academic course you are following. You will benefit from:
This programme guarantees entry to all CATS academic programmes and teaches grammar, common terms and expressions regularly used in academic subjects.
This flexible programme is designed for students who need to improve their English before they embark on an academic programme in the UK.
“We have been working with London Homestays for over 5 years. With their support, we have managed to achieve a high level of customer satisfaction. We strongly recommend London Homestays to anyone who’s looking for quality, reliability and exceptional customer service.”Alex Fernandes, Accommodation & Visa Compliance Manager, Malvern House London
“Having worked with them since 2013, I can state that London Homestays have always taken care to match our students with suitable host families. They have a very friendly yet professional approach to their work. Our students have enjoyed staying at their homestays. Overall, students say that their host families are attentive and welcoming.”Carl Roberton, Principal, Stafford House School of English
“We at Burlington School have worked with London Homestays since 2014, and I professionally know the team since 2009 when I worked for another company in the education and accommodation industry. Having had the opportunity to work with London Homestays since the company started operations in London, all of the enquiries have been dealt with in a dedicated and timely manner, the team members are customer-oriented and always provide an exceptional accommodation experience to our students. I have no hesitation to recommend London Homestays as excellent accommodation providers and business partners.”Eliane Tomasi, Accommodation & Welfare Officer, Burlington School
“LSC Stanton has been working with London Homestays since 2011 and we are very pleased with the quality of accommodation and service they give to us. We have a good relationship with the team and they are always on hand to deal with any last-minute requests.”Nick Bray, Managing Director, London Study Centre
“Cooperation with London Homestays is always great! We highly appreciate proactive approach and effort to ensure the best possible services for our groups. We always had a great clean accommodation, friendly family and smart local organisers. Students of our groups were satisfied and they enjoyed staying in London very much. We would like to recommend this agency. The whole team is very kind.”Miroslava Foltýnová, Owner, CK Bus Tours
“We offer internships in London to European students and looked for a reliable partner to provide accommodation to our candidates. We have been very happy with the services provided by London Homestays, as have our candidates, as they have always received quickly information on families, the possibility to book a room in a short delay and also a good quality of families. I would recommend without any doubt this agency. The team is very professional, efficient and friendly :). We hope to send new trainees soon!”Stéphanie Frassanito, Program Manager, Work Overseas
“Our school from the Czech Republic has had great experiences with London Homestays. They are one of the only hosting agencies who would accept our very young guests (under 12). The host families were generally welcoming, kind, and accommodating. The service provided by the coordinator Kate O’Connor and other admin staff is second to none.”Kate Powers, Vice Principal for English Studies, Sunny Canadian International School
It was an amazing experience, I’ve found a new home where I feel as comfortable as I do in my own home!Laura, student from France: Homestay booking in Zone 2
I felt completely at ease and very comfortable with my host! She was really kind…many thanks!Doris, student from Italy: Superior homestay in Zone 2
Shanghai Chelsea International Consulting (SCIC) has worked with Home from Home many times and they have provided a very professional service.Chan Sen, Director at Shanghai Chelsea International Consulting
London, with more than 7000 pubs in total in the center of the city, it would…Read More
Pontificate: Definition: express one’s opinions in a pompous and dogmatic way. Example: “he was pontificating about art and…Read More
A noun is either an object, a person, a place or an idea. When learning a…Read More
Passive voice is commonly used in both spoken and written English. Its use really depends upon…Read More
Making Polite Requests “Life is short, but there is always time enough for courtesy.” ― Ralph Waldo…Read More
Not everything in life is certain, therefore when we want to express that something may or…Read More
Exasperated Definition: irritate intensely; infuriate. Example: “this futile process exasperates prison officers” Synonyms: infuriate, incense, anger, annoy, irritate, madden,…Read More
Tantalise Definition: torment or tease (someone) with the sight or promise of something that is unobtainable. Example: “such…Read More
Scintillate Definition: emit flashes of light; sparkle. Example: “the sleek boat seemed to scintillate with a dark blue…Read More