Online Pre-GCSE and Pre-A-Level Courses

Etherton Education is excited to announce our innovative new online education courses.  We have been helping international students prepare for UK education for the last 18 years.  Etherton Online contains the same levels of individual care and personal attention, delivered directly to students wherever they are in the world.”

Alan Etherton, Director of Etherton Online


Etherton Online Courses are designed for students who:

  • Are interested in coming to study at a British Boarding School, or
  • Will be starting GCSEs or A-Levels at an international school, or
  • Are interested in improving their academic English
  • Are aged 13 – 16 for our Pre-GCSE Online Course and 14 – 17 for our Pre-A-Level Online Course


Etherton Online will include 30 hours of learning per week

  • 18 hours of live online lessons with experienced British staff
  • 12 hours of offline, monitored and assessed study

The maximum amount of teaching per day will be:

  • 3 hours
  • 6 days per week

The maximum class size for live teaching will be:

  • 8 students per teacher, average will be 6
  • Some extra presentations may have larger groups


Download the Brochure HERE

Visit the Online Website HERE


Course dates & prices

Duration Dates Price
2 Weeks 03/08/2020 - 16/08/2020 £1,400.00
2 Weeks 17/08/2020 - 30/08/2020 £1,400.00
4 Weeks 03/08/2020 - 30/08/2020 £2,800.00

In English lessons and classes with our Student Hosts, students will:

• Learn about life in British Boarding Schools
• Go on virtual trips to exciting places in England
• Meet real British people for conversation practice


Students will have individual one-to-one tutorials of 15 minutes, once a week, with a member of our staff. These will be scheduled individually.

The Etherton Style of Teaching and Learning

“We find that many students have studied English in their home countries but they have never practised speaking English in real life. They feel very shy and embarrassed. Our courses will help students to get over that feeling, and to speak English with confidence!”
Peter Etherton, Director of Etherton Education

In our online teaching, our students will have many opportunities to speak English in lessons. We will encourage them to ask questions and express their opinions. Students will work together with other students in pairs and small groups, to develop their language skills and their confidence.

Our Teachers are all qualified, subject specialists and native speakers of English. Our Student Hosts are British students who are currently studying at university or who have just graduated. They are friendly and their aim is to encourage students to speak English, and enjoy their studies.

To find out more and apply, please visit:

Thank you for these kind words

"I am sure that your online provision will be an excellent substitute. We will continue to promote Etherton whenever we can." "I wish the online courses every success and hope to refer some students to Etherton when we can." "I hope that students will take advantage of your on-line courses which I am sure will be of the high quality we have come to know of Etherton Education." Various UK Schools - when being advised of the summer and new online courses.