Melton College


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What time is curfew?

When at Melton College, if you are under 18, the College will, in certain circumstances, make decisions on behalf of your parents. The College has decided that all students under the age of 18 should return home by certain curfew times. See ‘Read More’ for details.

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What are the rules for students under 18?

If you are under 18 years old then the law says that the College is responsible for you. This does not mean we think you are a child but it does mean that we must think about what is best for you in the way that a parent would.

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How can I make a complaint?

We want students to enjoy themselves! If students are unhappy about anything please come and speak to a memeber of staff, as soon as possible. If you are a parent/guardian and wish to raise a concern please email

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Excursion to Robin Hood’s Bay and Whitby

This is a test page which, in due course will contain information about the excursion to Robin Hood’s Bay and Whitby.

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What if I am delayed by circumstances beyond my control?

Melton College may be able to offer you another test date depending on availability.  You would be required to provide evidence of why you were unable to arrive on time.

What if I feel my test result is wrong?

You can apply for an ‘Enquiry on Results’ at your test centre within six weeks of the test date.

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How soon can I re-sit the IELTS test?

There is no limit on sitting the test.  However, IELTS recommends that you do additional study before taking the test again.  Melton College offer preparatory courses and language classes, please contact us for details.  You can also improve your skills by using the IELTS Official Practice Materials – ask for details.

What if I lose my Test Report Form?

Test Report Forms are valid for 2 years. Copies cannot be sent to candidates but IELTS will forward a Test Report Form to your relevant institution or embassy.

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When will I receive my test results?

Your Test Report Form will be posted to you 13 days after your test date. Melton College also offers an Online Results Service which can be accessed on the 13th day, you will receive details via email a few says before the results are released.

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Who sets the ‘pass’ mark for the IELTS test?

There is no pass or fail in IELTS.  Scores are graded on the 9-band system.  Each educational institution or organisation sets its own level of IELTS scores to meet its individual requirements.

How are the tests marked?

IELTS uses a 9-band scoring system to measure and report test scores in a consistent manner.  You receive individual band scores for Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking and an Overall Band Score on a band scale from one to nine.

What do I need for the Speaking test?

You must bring the same identification documents you supplied on your IELTS application form/online registration and use this for the rest of the test.  Your ID will be checked before you enter the interview room and you will be required to confirm your identity via fingerprint.

What if I am absent or sick on the test day?

If you are away on the test day with no prior notice, you will lose the full fee.  However, if you provide a medical certificate, within 5 days of the test date, you will receive a refund minus the local administration charge of £25.00.

What if I need to postpone or cancel my application?

If you postpone or cancel your application more than 5 weeks before the test date, you will receive a refund minus an administration charge of £25.00. If you postpone or cancel within 5 weeks of the test date, you will be charged the full fee unless you have a medical reason.

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Is there a similar period of 10 minutes in the Reading test to transfer answers?

No.  The Reading test is one hour and you must write all your answers on the answer sheet in this time

Does the Listening recording provide instructions and pauses?

Yes.  At the beginning you hear instructions and a sample question.  Then you read section 1 questions, listen to section 1 and answer the questions.

What kind of accents can be heard in the Listening and Speaking tests?

As IELTS is an international test, a variety of English accents are used in both of these tests.

Which part do I take first?

You do the Listening test first, followed by the Reading and Writing components of the test.  The Speaking test at Melton College is conducted on the same day.

What is the test format and how long will it take?

IELTS has four parts – Listening (approx. 35 minutes), Reading (60 minutes), Writing (60 minutes) and Speaking (11 – 14 minutes).

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Which version of the test should I do?

Read the explanation of the Academic and General Training tests, then contact the organisation or institution to which you are applying to find out what it requires.  Note that you must know which version to take when you complete the application form.  it is your responsibility to apply for the correct version.

Do I need to take an IELTS for UKVI test?

Please ensure you book the correct test, you can find lots of information on IELTS by visiting – – if you book the wrong test you will not be able to receive a refund.  It is your decision as to which test you take.

Why are there two versions of the test?

IELTS has two versions – Academic and General Training.

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Do I need to submit a passport sized photo with my application?

No, we take a photograph of you on the test day.

Will there be a clock in the exam room?

Yes, a clock will always be visible and start and finish times for the reading and writing papers will be displayed.  Time checks will also be given verbally by the invigilator.

Can I make notes during the test?

No paper is provided for making notes but you can write on the question booklets if you wish.  However, the examiner(s) will not look at these and anything you write on rough paper cannot be taken out of the test room.