International students at St. James’ follow a specific timetable adapting to their needs. Below are examples of International timetables.
Full Immersion for Spanish Student Example – YEAR 9 Timetable International Spanish
Pre John Leggott A Level Course Example with Intensive English – Pre A Level Timetable
All International Student have EAL (English as an Additional Language) lessons whilst they are at St. James’, unless they have already achieved the required level of English.
In EAL lessons we concentrate on helping students to improve their writing, reading, listening and speaking in English. And, of course, the less favourite grammar and pronunciation.
We use books, videos, games, songs and websites that help students develop their English, but also help with mainstream subjects.
Each half term, we have an educational trip to help students learn more about the UK. When students first arrive, this is always to the Fishing Docks and the Heritage Centre to learn all about the History of Grimsby. But also to the Lincolnshire Wolds to see our beautiful countryside. (photographs below)
In Year 12, we concentrate on preparation for the IELTS exam which students take in Year 13. If students are from a European country, they may also prepare for and take the Cambridge First or Cambridge Advanced exams, but this is only possible for Long Term Stays.