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CATS student receives 2017 CIFE Award

We’re proud to report that Marwa Almadhi received a 2017 CIFE Award this April for her exceptional contribution to life at CATS London. She received the award from CIFE President Lord Lexden at a ceremony in the House of Lords.

Marwa was one of her year group’s outstanding academics and achieved four A grades at A level in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. She was also awarded an A for her Extended Project Qualification and won a place at University College London to study Biomedical Sciences. She wins this year’s CIFE College Prize not only for her academic achievements but also for being a highly responsible, articulate, caring and determined individual who contributed fully to life at CATS College.  She was well respected by her teachers and her peers and was voted Student Leader, a role which enabled her to engage with staff and represent students across a range of issues that affected the College community.

Marwa is pictured below after the awards ceremony with her family and CATS Principal Mario Di Clemente

Marwa with family and CATS Principal Mario Di Clemente



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We invite you to visit us for a tour of our facilities and to meet staff and teachers. To find out what it’s like to study within an international community in the heart of academic London, please contact us to arrange your visit.

CATS London students win two 2016 CIFE Prizes

CATS London is delighted to announce that two of our best students were recognised with prizes at the CIFE Awards ceremony held in the House of Lords this March.

Cheuk Ying (Karen) Ho received a CIFE award for Sciences. Karen is an incredibly talented individual. Her ability to grasp and apply A level material was only superseded by her aptitude and willingness to communicate this understanding to her peers. She took every opportunity to do this, working well and generously with others and her contributions to class discussion were always perceptive. She attained an average of 99% in A level Mathematics, 95% in Chemistry, 96% in Biology and 93% in Physics, no small feat on a one year Fast Track A level programme. Karen was a pleasure to teach and thoroughly deserved her outstanding results.  She is now a first year medical student at university in Hong Kong and with every prospect of a successful career ahead as a doctor. She couldn’t attend the ceremony but CATS Principal Mario Di Clemente was proud to receive the award from Lord lexden (CIFE President)on her behalf.

Bruno Soares received a CIFE College Award for his outstanding contribution to college life. Bruno participated in a wide range of extra-curricular activities at the college. He was involved in the Young Enterprise Challenge, the Student Investor Challenge and was the co-editor of the CATS College Magazine. He was the Student Leader for his year group on the Student Committee. His leadership qualities and people skills were impressive and he led a number of initiatives that resulted in positive changes at the College.   Bruno was admired by both staff and students. In a college of over 50 different cultures and nationalities this was a tremendous achievement, making Bruno a true Global Citizen. He is now studying Investment and Financial Risk Management at City University, having achieved grades A*AB in Maths, Economics and History.

Bruno with his parents at the House of Lords ceremony


CATS London – Live and learn in the heart of the UK

CATS College London prepares students aged 14-18 for university success. Situated in the heart of academic London. CATS College is close to the prestigious University of London colleges, as well as many cultural institutions, such as the iconic British Museum. London is like no other city in the world. It is a vibrant, inspiring and cosmopolitan metropolis offering an unparalleled choice of culture and history, entertainment and shopping.CATS London building

Inspection results

CATS London has gained top marks in the ISI inspection

Business focus

CATS London is the only school in Europe with a Bloomberg Business Lab

Student progression

Half of CATS London students progress to a university in London

Best for International Students

Unlike traditional boarding schools in the UK, everyone in a CATS class is in the same situation - away from home, needing help to acclimatise, wanting to make new friends and committed to improving their English rapidly. Everything we do is aimed at helping you achieve this, from teachers who know how to adapt lessons to build confidence in English to house parents who provide care and concern during your stay.

Best for boarding

Our campuses offer single and double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms in purpose built accommodation, because we know if you are comfortable and relaxed in your surroundings you will flourish academically, socially and emotionally. Throughout your time with us, you will be treated as a young adult.  Our house-parents are available 24 hours per day to provide the support and nurturing you need to thrive.

Best for University Preparation

Whatever your aspirations are, we offer a wide range of programmes and subjects that will help you progress. You will receive one-on-one guidance on applying to university. You will visit a range of campuses, attend workshops to help you perfect your personal statement and receive individual support such as interview practice.

In addition, you will have access to a range of activities through our Key Professions Programme to help you get a head start in a competitive career.

Courses available at CATS London

  • Fast-track GCSE
  • Pre-programme
  • A level
  • Fast-Track A level
  • University Foundation Programme
  • Fast-Track University Foundation Programme
  • International Year One
  • Academic English Programme
  • High School Term
  • Academic Summer Programmes

cife Scholarships

Our scholarships are for 20% of tuition and there is also an opportunity for a very small number of 40% scholarships for truly outstanding candidates.

Scholarships are assessed individually, but applicants should expect to have:

  • English proficiency (to course entry requirements)
  • Excellent school reports with a track record of academic success
  • Strong aptitude and interest in their chosen academic field
  • A successful interview with senior College staff based on the student's chosen area of interest, for those candidates applying for a 40% scholarship

Find out more about CATS College London Scholarships