Investing in the foundation year will give you additional time to develop a strong academic base. This may help provide you with the depth required to demonstrate your potential by achieving strong academic results and obtaining admission to a high quality university.
Progression from the foundation year to either A level study or the Geoscience Diploma is by internal assessment.
For students on the foundation year there are two routes:
Route 1: three group tutorials per week in each of their chosen A level subjects; or in Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry if they are preparing for the Geoscience Diploma; plus an EFL course of five group tutorials and two individual tutorials per week. Should students’ English language ability exceed an IELTS level of 6.0, they should probably choose route 2;
Route 2: a course of study skills, independent project work and an additional individual tutorial per week in their chosen A level subjects.