Extended Foundation

Preparation for your Foundation

With the Extended Foundation programme you will study one additional term of academic and English language lessons before joining the three-term Foundation. This gives you additional preparation time to improve your IELTS score and help you achieve your potential.

You will gain the academic and English language skills needed to progress to one of our Foundation pathways.

Where will the Extended Foundation take me?

Subject pathways taught in Brighton:

Subject pathways taught in London:

Extended Foundation Key Facts

Minimum age: 16.5
Course length: 1 term, followed by 3-term Foundation
Start dates: Brighton: September and January
London: September and June
Note: June start London only
Entry requirements:
Four GCSE grades C or above. Maths B or above for Engineering and Science and Pharmacy Foundation
English language entry requirements:

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are now able to accept a wider range of English tests
Location: London and Brighton
Tuition fees: Visit our fees page for full details

A Levels

Bellerbys Cambridge students in a Foundation Media class at the College

A Levels are British qualifications, accepted by all universities in the UK and recognised in the USA and Australia. Students who are with us for five or six terms will typically study up to four A Levels. This gives you a world of choice.


Bellerbys London Star Student Mark Lee

A one-year course for international students that builds specialist subject knowledge and language and study skills. It is more focussed than A Levels making it good preparation for university. It is recognised for entry onto a range of degree programmes at more than 100 universities in the UK.

International Year One

Students looking for books in the library

An International Year One course is a one-year course equal to the first year of an undergraduate degree. Taught in Brighton and London, this course prepares you for the second year of a related degree at university.