“Pupils with EAL spoke very positively about the support they receive for their English, which results in them being able to use the language effectively within a short time of joining the school.”
- 2018 ISI Inspection Report
EAL at King's College Taunton
International pupils at King’s may require additional support for their use and understanding of English across the curriculum. The EAL Department provides individually-tailored, flexible support according to ability and needs. Working in small groups, pairs or one-to-one, pupils can maximise their performance in GCSE and A level exams, whilst securing Cambridge ESOL certificates (PET, FCE and IELTS).
Gold, Silver and Bronze Programmes
We offer three programmes as part of the EAL provision; Gold, Silver and Bronze. Gold is for pupils who require minimal support. Silver is for pupils who require regular support and Bronze is for pupils who require significant support.
For detailed information, please read our EAL information sheet by clicking the button below.EAL Information
Sandra Lawson - Head of EAL
Sandra Lawson forms an integral part of our EAL programme having extensive experience teaching English to pupils of all nationalities. Sandra and her team prepare pupils from Third Form through to Sixth Form for Cambridge ESOL exams (PET, FCE, Advanced and IELTS) and also offers subject-specific support to individual pupils where necessary.
Having lived for many years in Italy, Sandra has a great understanding of the cultural impact of living abroad and takes a keen interest in the pastoral welfare of our international pupils.
Prior to pupils joining the school, Sandra assesses each pupil’s individual needs to ensure the correct amount of support is provided.
1 Year GCSE
Our 1 Year GCSE Programme offers international students the opportunity to join our Fifth Form (Year 11) and complete GCSE qualifications in a number of subjects in one year. Pupils will be full-time boarders, integrated into the school’s seven houses. Each pupil will be closely supervised by a dedicated and experienced tutor. Timetabled and supervised study periods will help pupils to make excellent academic progress.
1 Year GCSE Information