CATS College London – Preparing you for university Success

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The common adage - Education is the passport to the future or Education is a key, bridge or ladder to success – are oft repeated quotes by parents and teachers to encourage students to work hard and strive for their future. It also reinforces how important education is. However, “the future and its impending success” will belong only to those who start planning for it today.

There are numerous study options locally or overseas. If you are a secondary school student or have completed GCE O levels or are looking for university preparation programmes overseas for a change or fresh start, here is a college in UK you can consider-

CATS Colleges in Cambridge, Canterbury and London

CATS is a university preparation college for students aged 14 years and above. It has three international boarding schools located in UK - Cambridge, Canterbury and London. Imagine, studying in the vicinity of and be inspired by the grandeur of the prestigious University of Cambridge.

All CATS schools offer state-of-the-art facilities from science labs to art studios and on-site medical centres. It also provides a 5-hour weekly English class to develop students’ English skills, build confidence and help them excel in their subject studies. Students can enrol in the following full-time programmes:

GCSE;   GCSE fast-track;   A-Level;   A-Level fast-track ;   IB;   University Foundation Programme

CATS’ popularity is evident in the 85+ nationalities of students, forming a diverse and international community on its campuses. Its goal is to prepare students for university success; whether it is to study Business at LSE, Medicine at Manchester or Chemical Engineering at Cambridge. upon successful completion of A-Level, IB or Foundation Programme and meeting the entry requirements, you receive a guaranteed progression offer letters to 5 UK Universities – University of Exeter, University of Bristol, University of Surrey, Royal Holloway University of London and University of Kent. WOW! Not enough? There are over 20 UK universities under the CATS guaranteed progression agreements for you to choose from! What says you?


CATS is mindful that a conducive environment can have positive influence on students’ well-being and academic performance. To this end, all CATS campuses offer single and shared bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms in purpose-built accommodation, providing a comfortable and relaxed surrounding to help students flourish academically, socially, emotionally and foster friendships. On-site medical centres are managed by trained healthcare professionals – doctors on-site during working hours and nurses on-site after hours. Houseparents are available 24 hours each day to provide the support and nurturing students need to thrive.

CATS Key Professions Programme (KPP)

CATS education aims to prepare you for university success.  One of the benefits of studying at CATS is its KPP. Available at every CATS College, the programme supplements your academic study.  CATS will support and help you research your career, plan your route and develop your skills. Students will receive individual guidance on applying to university, visit a range of campuses, attend workshops to help you perfect your personal statement and receive individual support such as mock interviews.

Summer Academic Experience in UK – for 14-17 years old students

You can now spend your summer in the UK at one of CATS academic experience programmes - to develop knowledge of specific subjects, universities, careers and gain an insight into the British education system. Designed for students aged 14-17 years old, these programmes involve interactive workshops and activities led by experts in the field, inspiring talks and lectures to give students an advantage in university application, excursions and day trips and a range of activities to relax and foster friendship. So, indulge yourself in a short academic stint in UK…. 
The good news is, the summer course is free for students who have enrolled in a full-time programme at a CATS College. Find out more.

For example, if you have a keen interest in business, finance and economics, you can enrol in the Bloomberg Business Advantage programme. CATS is the first school with a Blooomberg business lab in Europe. You will have the opportunity to use the Bloomberg Terminals to work on a research project, or to complete the Bloomberg Market Concepts certification (BMC). Both options will help you develop essential skills needed for future business studies.

CATS Oxbridge Scholarship

CATS is offering a full OxBridge Scholarships for students of any nationality who are likely to be strong candidates for a successful application to the universities of Oxford or Cambridge. This award is for the full value of tuition and catered accommodation, excluding other expenses incurred by the student whilst studying in the UK. Current CATS students are not eligible. Eligible only to students who are enrolling in a CATS College in UK for the first time in 2020. You may be the lucky scholarship recipient!

CATS will be in Singapore for our AECC Global Overseas Education Fair. Come speak to them directly and find out more!

Alternatively, you can speak to one of our AECC’s experienced education counsellors to have a head start and plan for your university preparation programmes.

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