University Foundation Year

This is for students who have completed their own country’s formal secondary school leaving certificate or qualification(s). Students must be at least 17 years+ by 1 September preceding the course start date. Students must have attained a minimum English Language level of IELTS 5.0 or equivalent, prior to starting the course.

Key factors
A one year course
All internally-assessed (no exams)
Leads to UK university entry
1:1 UCAS counselling
UK Year 13 for ages 17 years+

The course structure
Four pathways:
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
BEM (Business, Economics and Management)
Creative Arts

Included in the course
Three subjects — see Subject Options Form
English Language and preparation for IELTS
EPQ (Extended Project Qualification)
One A-level (usually own language)

Internal assessment and UCAS
Internal tests, assignments, essays, projects, end of term examinations and science practical work all contribute to the assessment process. The final University
Foundation Year grade will be awarded at Pass (40%), Merit (65%) or Distinction (85%). Universities may make conditional offers through UCAS, for example, the candidate must attain:
an overall score of at least 65% on the University Foundation Year course
a minimum overall score of 6.5 in IELTS
at least a B grade in the EPQ

Apply for
Sixth Form

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