International English Language Testing System

The essential UK test for Professionals and those who want to enter Higher Education

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IELTS Course at Richmond English School

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A Great Location

A great location: Nature, Beauty, Tranquility & Security.

Thames River and Richmond Park, 20 minutes to central London. Close to Mortlake Station

IELTS Bande Scale

There is NO pass or fail in IELTS. Instead, IELTS is scored on a nine-band scale, with each band corresponding to a specified competence in English. Overall Band Scores are reported to the nearest half band.

Score Level of User Description
9 Expert User Has full operational command of the language: appropriate, accurate and fluent with complete understanding.
8 Very Good User Has fully operational command of the language with only occasional unsystematic inaccuracies and inappropriateness. Misunderstandings may occur in unfamiliar situations. Handles complex detailed argumentation well.
7 Good User Has operational command of the language, though with occasional inaccuracies, inappropriateness and misunderstandings in some situations.
6 Competent User Has generally effective command of the language despite some inaccuracies, inappropriacies and misunderstandings.
5 Modest User Has partial command of the language, coping with overall meaning in most situations, though is likely to make many mistakes.
4 Limited User Basic competence is limited to familiar situations. Has frequent problems in understanding and expression. Is not able to use complex language.
3 Extremely Limited User Conveys and understands only general meaning in very familiar situations. Frequent breakdowns in communication occur.
2 Intermittent User No real communication is possible except for the most basic information using isolated words or short formulae in familiar situations and to meet immediate needs. Has great difficulty understanding spoken and written English.
1 Extremely Limited User Non User Essentially has no ability to use the language beyond possibly a few isolated words.
0 Did not attempt the test No assessable information provided at all.

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What our students say about us:

Mark, from Hungary

IELTS certified

"I highly recommend Richmond English School to everyone who wants to improve their English and prepare for an IELTS exam. What I like the most in this school is the small number of students in the class and friendly, professional staff. Thank you so much for all of your help, and I will definitely tell my friends home in Hungary about this school!"

Mylene, from Holland

Dutch au pair

"I’m very pleased about finding Richmond English School during my time spent working as an au pair in London. The lessons there are very instructive and interesting. But it’s not only text book learning, we also discuss topics to do with London or which are on the news, and have also done some song lyrics which have made the classes really good fun!"

Patricia, from Spain


"I have been studying English in Richmond English School for several months and I strongly recommend it. Being in a small class, with a good text book and a friendly teacher have helped me to improve my English extremely quickly. Also, Tom, the teacher, helped me a lot to prepare for my Cambridge Exam, which I passed. This is a good English school!!"

More about Richmond English School and how we work.

  • Course Method

    Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening.

    Practise all aspects of the language.

  • Material

    Textbooks for all courses, so you can work at home.

    Marking of any written work for free.

  • IELTS Academic

    To help you enroll in Universities or for Professionals who need a high level of English.

  • Our Teachers?

    Experienced, Native English Speakers, all of whom are committed to excellent results.

  • Interesting Classes

    We use interesting materials from real life, from television science programs to magazine articles about politics and the environment.

  • Total Immersion

    A total English speaking environment, and a chance to practise your spoken English every day of the week.

Why you'll love Richmond English School

Excellent Learning Environment

Small groups: an average of just 8 students per class, taught by Native English speakers, who all have many years experience of teaching IELTS.

Flexible Timetable

From 2.5 to 25 hours per week, classes when you choose. IELTS Classes every morning (from September 2018). Currently classes Wednesday Evening & Friday Afternoon.

Meet People, Make New Friends in London

Join a conversation group, and practise with people from all over Europe and the rest of the world. Pub evenings, and interesting trips in London and other places.

Value for Money

Have a Free trial class and we offer a free marking service. We offer competitive prices and you can study part-time or intensively every day. You decide.