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OVER 50 Years of Pioneering International Education

Atlantic pre-Diploma A one year IGCSE Course UWC Atlantic College St Donat’s Castle St Donat’s LLANTWIT MAJOR CF61 1WF UK Tel: +44 (0) 1446 799000 Email: Website:

United World College of the Atlantic Ltd Registered in England No. 673076 Charity No. 525761

Welcome from the Principal

Atlantic pre-Diploma

Why UWC Atlantic College

UWC Atlantic College is a very special place. Bright students

This new pre-sixth form course is designed for international


from over 90 countries come here to study for the International

students to improve their English for entry to a pre-university

Baccalaureate and to involve themselves in the global concerns

course delivered in English.

The College Campus - The college campus is centred around a

of peace, social justice and environmental responsibility as well

• 1 year course • Suitable for 15 – 16 year olds • 7 IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education)

medieval 12th Century castle in which there are classrooms,

as in physical challenge in the sea and the mountains. The college has one of the widest co-curricular programmes in the UK and at the same time achieves excellent results in the IB Diploma. Top US universities such as Harvard, Yale, and Princeton come to the college to interview our students as they value the combination of academic achievement and engagement with world issues. Our students progress to the best universities in the UK, the US and around the world. The college is one of the three founding IB schools, the founding college of the United World Colleges movement and one of the leading schools in the world for stimulating and pioneering pre-university education. I look forward

– Academic English (30% of time)

offices, a library, assembly hall and a dining hall. There are also classrooms in a number of other buildings. We also have

basketball court and a five-a side soccer pitch. There is also a

– Science – Humanities (such as Global Perspectives or History) – Additional language – Choice of Art or another one or two subjects depending on ability

• Extra-curricular programme

sports field for playing soccer and rugby. We have an organic farm in which cattle and sheep are reared, along with extensive woodlands and fields.

exam results and we are incredibly proud that we regularly achieve world-ranking status with our IB scores. Our average IB score is 37.

Your Future We expect our students to leave us with a greater knowledge of the English language and as confident individuals with open minds and hearts. This course will be excellent preparation for

Accommodation – Students will live in the Atlantic pre-Diploma

the IB Diploma course or any other pre-university course in the

house which accommodates approximately 24 students with

English speaking world.

separate accommodation for Houseparents.

to welcoming your son or daughter to UWC Atlantic College in the

UWC Atlantic College has a proven track record of successful

a social centre, a multigym, a dance studio and an indoor and an outdoor swimming pool. Nearby there are tennis courts, a

– Mathematics


Students who wish to study at UWC Atlantic College for

near future.

Students will be

Living – Students will experience our UWC extra-curricular

the Atlantic Diploma, a combination of the International

United World Colleges make education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.

assessed on their

programme and will have opportunities to engage with and be

Baccalaureate and the college’s own mission based experiential

English/Maths ability

mentored by the older IB Diploma students.

learning programme, should demonstrate that they have the

prior to arrival and

potential for an academic course of study at IB Diploma level,

will be given an

Location – St Donat’s Castle is located in a small picturesque

intensive English

country village, St Donat’s, on the coast of the Vale of

course in the August

Glamorgan in South Wales. It is very close to the small town of

induction period at

Llantwit Major, which is home to a number of local amenities

For more information on the Atlantic pre-Diploma course,

the beginning of the

including shops, supermarkets, restaurants, leisure facilities and

Tel: +44 (0) 1446 799000

academic year.

an excellent beach for water sports. The large town of Bridgend

email:, or visit

and Wales’ capital city, Cardiff, are in fairly close proximity,

At the end of the

meaning that the college is located within easy access of many

course students sit

major transport links including bus, rail and air travel.

IGCSE examinations in their chosen subjects.

together with an understanding and appreciation of the UWC ethos and values.

Atlantic pre-Diploma  

This new pre-sixth form, 1 year, course at UWC Atlantic College is designed for international students to improve their English for entry to...

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