Join our Sixth Form College as a full time student

Richard Huish College is a centre of academic excellence with over 1,850 students taking A Level or Vocational programmes. Huish is a member of the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC). NARIC provides the only official source of information on international qualifications to organisations recruiting from overseas and to individuals wishing to study in the UK. Academic references may be sourced to support your application.

We have a wide range of A Level and Vocational Level 3 courses that you can choose from. Many subjects naturally fit well together while other combinations are needed for particular career choices. Have a good look at the courses section of the website or download a prospectus. You might find it useful to look at Prepare for Success, an interactive web learning tool for international students who are getting ready to come to the UK for study in further or higher education

Huish + English Programme

For students aged 15-17 years, who would like to study in England we offer the Huish+ English Programme which includes English language tuition and tuition in Mathematics, Sciences, Accountancy, Music and Sport. This course is for anyone wishing to improve their English ahead of further study. When you complete the programme you can either continue your studies in your home country or return to Richard Huish College to begin a two year Study Programme.

Study Tours

A short study tour can be an excellent way to experience the College before your join us. Select the Study Tour section in the menu for more information about short stays with us. We also offer an Oxbridge Summer Course (3 weeks) for students hoping to attend the University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, University College London or any top university in the UK.


At Huish, you can study the following:

Two Year A Level or Vocational Level 3 Programme
This programme starts in September and gives you over 50 subjects to chose from. Click here for more information on the Level 3 Programme and how to select your Study Programme.

One Year A Level Programme
This programme is suitable for students who achieve high grades at their current school and aim to progress to top UK and overseas universities. You will fast track to university by studying your A Levels in one year rather than two. Subjects available are (choose 3):

  • Mathematics
  • Further Mathematics
  • Accountancy
  • Environmental Science
  • Music


Students applying for a Level 3 Study Programme should meet our entry requirements of 5 GCSEs at Grade C/Level 4 and above including Mathematics and English Language or Literature. This can be an equivalent qualification if studied outside of the UK.

You must demonstrate your English proficiency by holding a valid IELTS certificate. Applications will be assessed according to their study programme. Appropriate support will be put in place to enable students to succeed.

Please refer to the UK Visas & Immigration website for a list of approved Secure English Language Test Centres

Please note that you must choose IELTS for UKVI (Academic) in order for us to issue a Tier 4 General CAS.

Huish+ is a one or two term Pre-A Level English programme aimed at students who are aged from 15-17 years old and thinking about studying in England.

The course will prepare you for the demands of Level 3 study. You will develop the English language, mathematical and academic skills needed to be successful in your A Level studies and future academic career.

We find that students who take this course reach a far higher standard than those who apply directly for Level 3 Study Programmes. The Huish+ course combines academic learning with Enrichment, cultural and physical activities to broaden your learning experience.

Huish+ is intentionally a broad programme to ensure that you become well-rounded and can immerse yourself in your A Levels classes the following year. This English led programme is centred on preparing you to undertake a Level 3 Study Programme and you will study the English language requirements for each element below as well as an introduction to the specification content.

  • English (Academic IELTS preparation)
  • Maths
  • The Sciences
  • Business and Economics
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Visual and Performing Arts

Skills that students will develop will include:

  • Research skills
  • Projects and collaborative group work
  • Analysis and evaluation of information
  • Academic writing and referencing
  • Presentation and other verbal skills

There is an English assessment at the beginning of the programme and you are expected to make significant progress during your time with us. You will have the opportunity to take your IELTS (Academic) test towards the end of the programme – this is included in the cost of the course. In addition to the IELTS preparation, you will learn the English Language requirements for your other subjects. Each lesson will be different and you should expect to receive regular homework and independent study to complete.


9.00 – 10.05TutorialScienceBusiness & EconomicsEALScience
10.05 – 10.10Lesson Transition Time
10.10 – 11.15ScienceEALHumanitiesTutorialArt
11.15 – 11.30Break
11.30 – 12.35EALEnrichmentEALMathematicsStudio Time
12.35 – 13.15Lunch
13.15 – 14.20EnrichmentMathematicsEnrichmentEALArt
14.20 – 14.25Lesson Transition Time
14.25 – 15.30Business & EconomicsEALLanguage – SpanishBusiness & EconomicsMathematics
15.30 – 15.35Lesson Transition Time
15.35 – 16.40HumanitiesArtLanguage – SpanishHumanitiesTutorial

In the evenings you will have time to complete your homework in the quiet surroundings of Oak House or with your homestay family. There are opportunities to take part in organised Enrichment in the evenings and weekends.


Limitations on young people, whether real or perceived, come in all shapes and sizes. In the Huish+ programme we use the power of outdoor learning and adventure to overcome these limitations. We include one week of outdoor action and adventure to teach you to believe in yourself. Confidence and resilience will grow, self-discipline and self-believe will improve and you will gain an appreciation of the natural environment around you.


As well as making long lasting friendships you will:

  • Improve your English Language skills ready to begin the challenge of A Levels
  • Take a UKVI IELTS (Academic) Test
  • Board in Oak House (if you are aged 16 or over) or stay with a friendly family close to the College who will ensure you are immersed in British culture
  • Participate in a full academic and cultural programme including educational trips and visits
  • Be supported 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by the Huish International team. This includes airport transfers when you first arrive in the UK
  • Continue your education at Huish by enrolling on a two year A Level programme after completion of the Huish+ programme.

International Study Tour students in LondonA short Study Tour is a great way to explore and experience an elite English Sixth Form College if you are unsure about studying in England.

You will experience teaching from our expert staff. You will have one English Language Assessment when you arrive. After two weeks of intensive (and fun!) tuition you should expect to be at least 1/2 IELTS grade higher when you leave us. You will have a truly exceptional experience with us at Richard Huish College. You will grow educationally, in confidence and make friendships to last a lifetime. This study tour is suitable for students aged between 13 and 17

Prices include:

  • Accommodation
  • All lessons with specialist teachers
  • All airport transfers
  • All travel when at Richard Huish College
  • All meals and refreshments
  • Entry fees to all museums
  • T-Shirt and other souvenirs to take home
  • WIFI on campus

International Study Tour GroupInternational Study Tour GroupThe price does not include:

  • Airfare and visa
  • Personal spending money
  • Travel insurance

Essential information: Group size – If you are booking as a school party, 12 or more students qualify for one free teacher place. If the student number is less than 12 a surcharge may apply for the teacher.

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International students in OxfordStudents hoping to one day attend the University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, University College London or any top university in the UK will benefit from this challenging three-week programme.

Running for 3 weeks from June to the July, you will work closely with our Assistant Principal and University Advisers to hone the skills needed for a successful application. English lessons are targeted at writing a personal statement and you will be able to practice your interview techniques with experienced interviewers and learn how to research the best universities for your chosen field of study.

You will have the opportunity to take part in A Level classes in your chosen subjects and will visit the beautiful University of Oxford.

Accommodation will be in single, en-suite bedrooms in the Huish boarding house, Oak House.