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How to choose a top foundation school in the United Kingdom?

Posted 09 August 2013
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A foundation programme is the fast track to a British higher education. Instead of spending two years taking A Levels or International Baccalaureate, students can take a foundation course to gain entry to British universities. Foundation courses are often designed for students who have been studying in a different educational system from that of the UK, or those who have qualifications are not normally recognised by British universities.

A foundation programme is the fast track to a British higher education. Instead of spending two years taking A Levels or International Baccalaureate, students can take a foundation course to gain entry to British universities. Foundation courses are often designed for students who have been studying in a different educational system from that of the UK, or those who have qualifications are not normally recognised by British universities. The contents of foundation courses vary greatly depending on which degree you want to pursue in university. A business foundation course, aimed at students who wish to study Economics, Business, Management or Accountings in university, offers related subjects such as Business Studies and Maths. An engineering pathway usually consists of Chemistry, Physics and Maths. Foundation courses not only provide students with a strong background in their chosen degree, but also equip them with the essential academic skills required to succeed in university as well as in their career path. Students will learn and master research skills, presentation skills and essay/dissertation skills.

How to choose a top foundation school in England?


There are many institutions offering foundation programmes in England. Foundation course certificates of these institutions are often recognised qualifications in their own rights and will allow students to apply to their chosen university.

So the thing to decide when choosing a foundation school in England is which university you wish to attend. If you have made a clear decision on a specific course in a particular university it is advisable to choose a foundation programme offered by this university. By doing so you will have the opportunity to grow accustomed to the student experience at that location so you start your first year with confidence.

However, if you still haven’t decided where you want to spend the next three years of your life, you may want to choose a foundation programme that is recognised by a wide range of universities. Such programme gives you the flexibility that you need to make the right choice for your higher education when you are ready to make it. Be sure to research your institutions thoroughly. Different institutions have relationships with selected universities. Your chosen course provider should have close working relationships with reputable universities; the relationships themselves indicate the high quality of teaching and learning of that institution.

Bellerbys – one of the best foundation colleges in the UK


Bellerbys offers some of the most respected foundation courses in the United Kingdom. The programmes are based on A Level syllabus with a wide range of options including Law, Media and Psychology. The combination of traditional classroom teaching and state-of-the-art technology ensures that you get the best possible start to your higher education. The smaller ratio of students to teaching staff means that you get all the attention you need to perform well in class as well as in exams. Not only do we provide you with theoretical and practical skills, the college also gives you the support that you require. The teaching staff are committed to creating a learning environment suitable for individual students.

Bellerbys College has an extensive network of partner universities, many of which rank top in the league tables. Bellerbys students have earned places at Durham University, University of Sheffield, University of Warwick, University of Bath, University of Nottingham, University of York, City University, Longborough University and many more.

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