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Pre-Foundation Essential grounding in key GCSE subjects

Bellerbys Pre Foundation programme
Gain the essential grounding in key GCSE subjects needed to progress to the Bellerbys Foundation programme – and on to a UK university.

  • Prepare for the Bellerbys Foundation programme in just three terms
  • Enhanced English language and study skills
  • Receive active encouragement to contribute in class and work in teams
  • Improve your academic studies with a specialist enrichment programme 

You can get the essential grounding in the key GCSE subjects you need to progress to the Bellerbys Foundation with our three-term preparation programmes. Choose either the Pre-Foundation or the Pre-Business Foundation depending on the subject pathway you are looking to progress to.

The Pre-Foundation allows you to study four GCSE subjects in preparation for a range of Art, Humanities or Law Foundation pathways. The Pre-Business Foundation prepares you for a business-related Foundation pathway with three GCSE examinations. Find out more on the Progression tab. 

Key facts

  Pre-Foundation in Oxford Pre-Business Foundation in London
Age  15.5+ 15.5+
Course length  Three terms Three terms 
Start date September 2016 September 2016
Centre  Oxford  London 
English language requirements  IELTS 4.5 or equivalent
 IELTS 4.0 or equivalent 
Academic entry requirement  Completion of a minimum of 9 years of schooling in home country Completion of a minimum of 9 years of schooling in home country
Subjects 
  • English
  • Mathematics

Additional subjects (choose two):

  • Art
  • Business
  • ICT
  • Media
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Business Studies
  • Plus a GCSE in your native language, if available



Assessment  At the end of your course, you will take four GCSE examinations in your chosen subjects At the end of the course, you will take three GCSE examinations in your chosen subjects 
Enrichment/extra-curricular activities 
  • Art club
  • Debating
  • Visits to museums 
  • Set up your own business with Young Enterprise club
  • Guest speaker workshops from Cass Business School and Barclays 
Fees  Please visit our Fees page to calculate your fees

Pre-Foundation

On successful completion of the Pre-Foundation programme you can progress to one of the following Foundation pathways at Bellerbys College Oxford:

Pre-Business Foundation

On successful completion of the Pre-Business Foundation programme you can progress to one of the following Foundation pathways at Bellerbys College London: