Students who have completed 12 years of schooling may need a ‘bridging’ year to prepare them to apply for university courses, but want this year to be rigorous in academic course content, yet cannot complete GCE A level examinations after three terms of studies. Some candidates may have completed a year of predominantly English language studies prior to starting this course. Candidates must be at least 17yrs+ by 01 September preceding the course start date and must have attained a minimum English Language level of IELTS 5.0 or equivalent prior to starting the course. Our English and Mathematics entry tests must be taken by applicants. Students are placed in the upper sixth (Year 13).
This is to prepare students fully for UK undergraduate life at some of the country’s very best universities by offering a more traditional academic pathway based on GCE A level studies.
The course structure
Universities may make conditional offers through UCAS as follows, for example:
This is purely for illustration. Some universities will include the EPQ/single A-level in an offer and others will not.
The Earlscliffe UK Year 13 (Level 3) award gives students a serious academic course based on GCE A- level syllabi and the Level 3 EPQ and single A-level, thereby giving leading universities both confidence in its integrity and in their decisions to make Earlscliffe students conditional offers.