IELTS Preparation

IELTS preparation course in Southampton
The Lewis School has a strong history in providing IELTS preparation courses, with many previous students following degree courses in Southampton and other UK cities.

Our IELTS course focuses entirely on the skills and language you will need to succeed in the IELTS Academic test, enabling you to make rapid progress.
Exams are taken locally, shortly before or after the course ends.
Demand for exams is high and you are advised to book your exam early to avoid disappointment. You can book your exam through the school in the early part of your course.


12-week course (15 hours per week)

IELTS Short Course

3-week course (15 hours per week)

Hours per week: 15

Course length: 12 or 3 weeks

Minimum level: Intermediate Plus (B2.1)

Ages: 16+

Max. students per class: 13

Various dates. See “Dates and Fees”.

IELTS Combination Course

GE+ IELTS + Self-studies/Mock exams combination

Combination 1: 15 Hours Weekly

Combination 2: 20 Hours Weekly

Combination 3: 22.5 Hours Weekly

Course length: min. 1 week

Minimum level: Intermediate (B1)

Ages: 16+

Start any Monday.
See “Dates and Fees”for more details.

09.30 – 11.00 1st Lesson
11.00 – 11.30 Break
11.30 – 13.00 2nd Lesson
More information

The IELTS preparation course runs from Monday to Friday. Your timetable will normally be 9.30 – 13.00.
However, at busy times, particularly summer, your lessons can be any time between 9.30 and 17.30, and your timetable may vary from week to week. Combination Courses will follow a different timetable.

Your First Day

On your first day, you will meet our staff and we will give you a written and oral placement test. We will also provide you with a Welcome Pack, explain important information about the school, and take you on a tour of the city.

Learning with Lewis School

Our approach to teaching and learning is at the heart of our success as a school, and your success as a language learner. We’d like to tell you about what makes us different and special.

About Your Lessons

Want to know more about your learning programme at the Lewis School? Here is our quick guide to everything from homework to changing classes.

£2971* £747*
12-week course; 15 hours per week 3-week course; 15 hours per week
Dates Dates
15 Jan – 5 Apr 2024
2 Apr – 21 Jun 2024
24 Jun – 13 Sep 2024
16 Sep – 6 Dec 2024
24 June – 12 Jul 2024

*Enrolment fee : £65. Exam registration fee is not included (exam registration is optional). This is approximately £170 for non-UKVI purposes and £210 for UKVI purposes depending on centre. The schools adds a small administration charge.

IELTS Course Book included in the 12-week and 3-week programmes.
When you choose a combination course, the cost of a text book will be added: £45

2024 fees: £331*
7.5 hrs of General English lessons
4 hrs of 1:1 IELTS lessons
3.5 hrs of self-study/ mock exam with marking and feedback
15 hours  per week/ 1-week minimum
OPTION 2 2024 fees: £545*
7.5 hrs of General English lessons
9 hrs of 1:1 IELTS lessons
3.5 hrs of self-study/mock exam with marking and feedback
20 hours per week/ 1-week minimum
OPTION 3 2024 fees: £436*
15 hrs of General English lessons
4 hrs of 1:1 IELTS lessons
3.5 hrs of self-study/ mock exam with marking and feedback
22.5 hours per week/ 1-week minimum

Add-on Courses
You can add to your course by booking 1:1 Lessons or Afternoon Modules.
Afternoon Modules are group classes in either General English or a specialist area such as Pronunciation, Writing, Academic Skills and Conversation.



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