Posted 03/13/2013 by pkryniewska
Competing for a place at a prestigious UK university can be a stressful and anxious time. With so many students keen to find the perfect university to propel them on a path to success and achievement, it’s no wonder that many will stop at nothing to ensure they have the very best grades. There are many university preparation courses in London and throughout the country, but if you want to truly succeed, you need to find the very best. Students who have studied outside of the UK, or for whom English is not their first language, need to find an international school that has a reputation for producing outstanding academic results and can provide the type of one to one tuition that will help you stand out from the crowd.
All students are different and learn in different ways. A good international school will recognise this and aim to work with your own unique learning style to make the very best of your strengths and help improve any weaknesses. This is particularly important if you occasionally struggle with your English skills, as the way you present yourself and how effectively you communicate is an important part of any university interview process.
Preparing for university in London
When searching for a good international school, the first topic on your check list should be reputation. There are a wide number of international schools in the UK, and even more university preparation courses in London, so it’s important to find one that has pre-existing links with high-quality universities. That way, once you’ve come to the end of your university preparation, it will be a lot easier to find a university that recognises the skills and experience you’ve gained. The importance of finding a good provider is central to your future academic success and the very best school will work with you to ensure that their curriculum is personalised to your specific situation and intended career. At Bellerbys, for example, our highly-skilled tutors fully recognise that the approach to learning will heavily depend on the background, culture and native country of the student. As such, we ensure that a personalised learning plan is developed at the very beginning of your time with us and your progress is fully monitored and revised as necessary.
Safe and happy environment
University preparation courses in London aren’t just about classes: it’s also important that you experience the full panoply of cultural activities on offer, as these will help with your appreciation of a new culture and develop your language skills. A good international school will have the ethos and resources to ensure that your time is spent effectively and productively – organising events and suggesting activities that will help enrich your education. Of course, for students staying away from home for the first time, this can seem a little nerve racking, so another point you want to bear in mind when choosing university preparation courses in London is the level of pastoral and personal care available. At Bellerbys, we take a proactive approach to safeguarding the welfare of our students and have state of the art facilities which provide a safe and comfortable environment for our students. Younger pupils are assigned a personal tutor who will not only help monitor academic progress, but also ensure that students are happy and doing well. Our campus accommodation is split into two age groups, and younger students will have the added reassurance of night wardens to make sure that they are truly safe and happy.