Foundation and Year 1 Programmes 2015

Pathway Programmes for International Students – Duncan Quirk, Amit Khnadelwal (Kingston International Study Centre)

  • International Foundation Year

  • International Year One

  • Private Providers – Study Group, Bellerbys College, Kaplan, Navitas, Cambridge Ed Group, Into

  • BellerbysCollege – 6th form colleges

  • Courses designed in conjunction with the universities – Keele, Lancaster, Leicester, Royal Holloway, Surrey, Sussex etc

  • Typical barriers – entry requirements, language barriers, passing the first year

  • English language programme, needs assessment, termly assessment, smaller classes, extra hours of tuition, family atmosphere and pastoral support

  • courses validated by host university – quality assured

  • International Foundation Year – IB finishers with lower academic scores, lower IELTs results. Need an idea of what and hwere they wish to study.

  • Foundation year offers academic development linked to chosen degree.

  • 26 points IB (and a couple 20 upwards)

  • International Year 1

  • replicates 1st year of undergrad programme – direct route to year 2 of an undergrad degree.

  • Huddersfield, Keele, Leeds, Lincoln, Leicester,

  • Who for? Upgrading Eng lang scores. Need an extra offer outside of UCAS. Need extra support during the 1st year at university. Need a secure place before

  • IB 22, 24, 29 – Huddersfeld, Kieele, Sussex for example (compared with 30s otherwise)

  • Kingston London – entrepreneurial. Start-up companies

  • Can apply thru UCAS, but also via Study Group for International Year 1

  • Case study – UCAS Lancaster and Essex. Clearing options – low ranked. Studied Sussex I Y1 – now completing 2nd year Sussex, Bsc Finance and Accounting.

  • Bob with IB 32, IELTS 6.0. Accepted at Keele, but knew he’d only just scraped in. Wanted a 1st or II.i. so did Keele Business IY1 to get more support.

  • Study Group Course Finder – http://www.studygroup.com/#_6F37FD92-F5ED-4751-8951-4D6F91F11CDB_

  • Have to stay at the same university you’ve started at.

  • BACKS UP UCAS REQUIREMENT

  • Cost – £10-15k foundation programme. Varies by university and pathway. E.g. engineering tends to be more expensive.