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, work on projects related to your subject specialism and help you achieve your potential.

What will I study?

There is a choice of subject pathways.

Subject pathways taught in Brighton:
Art and Design; Business, Finance and ManagementEngineering; Chemical Engineering; Computing; Humanities; International Relations and Politics; Law; Media; Science and Pharmacy

Subject pathways taught in London:
Business, Finance and Management; Business with LawMarketing

Where will this Foundation take me?

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

Extended Foundation Key Facts

Minimum age: 16.5
Course length: Four terms
Start dates: Brighton: September and January
London: September and June
Entry requirements:
Four GCSE grades C or above. Maths B or above for Engineering and Science and Pharmacy Foundation
English language entry requirements:
Location: London and Brighton
Tuition fees per term:  £7,213 



GCSEs are taken as a course of study before taking A Levels or a Foundation pathway. We offer a2 Year GCSE Pathway programme as well as a 3 and 4 term programme, offering students from the age of 14 years an early opportunity to establish the language, learning and cultural skills they need to succeed in the highly competitive world of higher education.

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. Students typically study three or four subjects with exams at the end of two years.


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 70 universities in the UK.