Preparatory Year in General Studies

Top Preparatory Year Programs in General Studies

A preparatory year program is designed to help students prepare to take university level courses. It typically includes courses in reading, writing, and history. A heavy emphasis is placed on learning and interpreting foreign languages.

For students who are unsure of their future careers, the pursuit of programs in general studies may be of interest. General studies are broad by design, meaning that it is like a buffet of academic programs, allowing students to see what interests them.

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High School (Years 10, 11 and 12)

Eynesbury
Campus Full time 3 years July 2019 Australia Adelaide

High school subjects [+]

Year 10

Core subjects

English or EALD Health and Physical Education History Mathematics or Essential Mathematics Personal Learning Plan Research Practices Sciences Elective subjects ASX Stock Exchange Challenge Business Studies (Financial Literacy) Creative Writing Drama (Film) Drama (Theatre) French (continuers) Nutrition Society and Culture Visual Arts External subjects Dance Languages other than English (for example Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese) Music Subjects

In Year 10 students will study 7 subjects per semester

Intakes: January and July

Year 11

10 credits

Accounting Ancient Studies Australian and International Politics Business and Enterprise Drama Essential Mathematics Legal Studies Modern History Personal Learning Plan (if not completed in Year 10) Psychology Research Project Society and Culture Visual Arts - Design 10 or 20 credits Biology Economics General Mathematics (20 credits required for progression to Year 12 General Mathematics) Visual Arts - Art 20 credits Chemistry French (beginners) French (continuers) English for EALD Mathematical Methods Physics Specialist Mathematics (must also do Mathematical Methods) External subjects Dance Languages other than English (for example Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese) Music Subjects ... [-]

USA Exam Preparation Course (GMAT, IELTS, TOEFL)

Kaplan International USA
Campus Full time 2 - 24 weeks Open Enrollment USA New York Berkeley Boston Chicago Seattle Huntington Beach Los Angeles Miami Philadelphia Portland San Diego San Francisco Santa Barbara United Kingdom London + 14 more

We offer exam preparation courses for the most widely known English language exams. With these programs, you can focus on exam content and test-taking strategies to help you pass your chosen qualification with the grade you want. [+]

Prepare for the best with our Exam Preparation Courses Study towards a TOEFL®, IELTS®, Cambridge, GRE® or GMAT® qualification with a specially designed course for each option. Some of our schools are also test centers, so you can study and take the test in the same place. Exam preparation courses with Kaplan International English are the quickest way to your certification. Prepare for your test with a world leader in exam preparation. We offer exam preparation in the USA, UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand A large selection of start dates so you can begin your studies when it suits you Courses that will benefit you professionally and personally

Our Exam Preparation Courses: Cambridge CELTA: The Cambridge CELTA is a teacher training course that will put you on the path to being an English as a Foreign Language teacher, certified by Cambridge University. Take the CELTA and learn what you need to know to be an effective, successful English teacher and use your qualification to get a job! Cambridge Exam: The Cambridge Exam is an internationally recognized test and qualification of English language ability. Our Cambridge preparation courses enable you to feel confident taking the exam and help you gain the best mark you can. Cambridge FCE Exam Preparation: During lessons for this FCE preparation course, you will cover all sections of the FCE in detail. This includes taking practice tests, learning the best exam techniques, and improving your general level of English. Cambridge CAE Exam Preparation: During... [-]


Preparatory Year Program

University of Dunaújváros
Campus Full time 2 semesters September 2019 Hungary Dunaújváros

The students of the preparatory year program must be able to study the subjects of their degree study program in the English language. They should get to know the Hungarian and European culture. [+]

Precondition of student application acceptance: General Certificate of Education or a certificate of secondary school final exam; that certificate, which is required to start a higher educational study program in the home country of the student, the level of the required English language knowledge to start studies in the preparatory year course: IELTS 4.0 or equivalent

Credit points to be acquired: 0.

The objectives of the training and the competencies to be acquired:

The students of the preparatory year program must be able to study the subjects of their degree study program in the English language. They should get to know the Hungarian and European culture. They are expected to be able to identify the differences coming from the other person’s cultural mentality. The students should learn how to keep a flexible and open attitude, and how to make an effective intercultural cooperation with the other students coming from other countries.... [-]


Academic Year and University Preparation Program

Boston School of Modern Languages
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 36 weeks Open Enrollment USA Boston + 1 more

This program is designed for advanced-level students who want to prepare for entry to an American university, to pursue an academic career, or simply to improve their general academic English. It is also recommended for those with a high level of English who are seeking challenging coursework that includes current topics in several academic fields. [+]

This program is designed for advanced-level students who want to prepare for entry to an American university, to pursue an academic career, or simply to improve their general academic English. It is also recommended for those with a high level of English who are seeking challenging coursework that includes current topics in several academic fields.

The University Preparation Program is a twelve-week super intensive course. Students must complete BSML level 311, or have completed an advanced level at another school in order to be eligible for it.

In this program, students are introduced to college-level texts and assignments. There is an emphasis on reading comprehension, essay writing, and academic vocabulary. While learning how to do reading and writing assignments, students continue to improve their fluency in English by making presentations, learning how to ask questions correctly, and working together with classmates on team projects. Essential study skills such as note taking and summarizing are also included in the course.... [-]


Extended Degree Programme in Science

London South Bank University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2019 United Kingdom London

Not to be confused with a Foundation degree, this Applied Sciences qualification is designed for the mature applicant. It offers a route into science professions for those who have not followed the traditional route of A Levels. [+]

Get into science

Haven’t followed the traditional route of Science and Maths A-Levels? This is your way into a career in the exciting world of science. On this programme, our team of experienced scientists will teach you the fundamentals of biology, chemistry, and mathematics, as well as the best laboratory practice. Once you’ve successfully completed the year, you can choose to progress your studies here at LSBU.

Q: What is an extended degree?

A: It's a structured 4/5 year programme, where the first year prepares you with the necessary knowledge and skills to undertake a degree-level course.

Why study Science Extended Degree at LSBU?

Our staff is experts, with a great deal to share. Open up your prospects in Forensic Science, Sport and Exercise Science, Food Sciences, Bioscience or Human Nutrition. Dedicated facilities: benefit from multi-purpose and specialist labs with all the instrumentation you'd expect in modern scientific fields.... [-]


Canadian International Matriculation Program (CIMP)

Sunway University
Campus Full time 12 months January 2019 Malaysia Shah Alam

The Canadian International Matriculation Program (CIMP) is a Year 12 secondary school curriculum delivered according to the requirements of the Ontario (Canada) Ministry of Education. CIMP graduates earn the highly regarded Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) which is globally accepted as an entry into universities. [+]

The Canadian International Matriculation Program (CIMP) is a Year 12 secondary school curriculum delivered according to the requirements of the Ontario (Canada) Ministry of Education. CIMP graduates earn the highly regarded Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) which is globally accepted as an entry into universities.

CIMP is a rigorous programme with high academic standards. The day-to-day classroom progression centers on the expansion, transmission and application of knowledge, skills and attitudes from the Canadian curriculum. Emphasis on transferable skills such as critical thinking, innovation and creativity, communication, and collaboration provides students with a strong foundation for success in tertiary education and future career. Opportunities to become involved in leadership activities, and to participate in extracurricular activities develop students in CIMP into socially responsible and globally conscious citizens in their communities.... [-]


Australian Matriculation Program (AUSMAT)

Sunway University
Campus Full time 8 - 14 months January 2019 Malaysia Shah Alam

The Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT) is a globally recognized pre-university programme offered at Sunway College since 1987. The School Curriculum and Standards Authority of Western Australia (SCSA), on behalf of the Government of Western Australia, oversees the quality implementation of the AUSMAT programme. [+]

The Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT) is a globally recognized pre-university programme offered at Sunway College since 1987. The School Curriculum and Standards Authority of Western Australia (SCSA), on behalf of the Government of Western Australia, oversees the quality implementation of the AUSMAT programme.

The SCSA conducts annual moderation exercises to validate the assessment standards applied at Sunway to be that of Western Australian high schools. Students upon successful completion of the AUSMAT programme will receive the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE). A certificate that is globally recognized for entry into universities and institutions of higher learning globally.... [-]


Pre-doctoral degree

The School of Management and Research
Online & Campus Combined February 2019 United Kingdom Cardiff

Located in a city known for culture, diversity, fascinating history of over 2000 years, language, education and sporting institutions, the School of Management & Research are delighted to know that you are interested in knowing or registering onto our Professional Online/blended MBA and Doctorate programmes. [+]

TSMR pre-doctoral programme allows you to develop skills for their doctoral degree; it is a tailored programme, which will help you understand professional and academic research and equip you to be able to critique methods and research positions.

WHO CAN REGISTER? Anyone with interest and the requisite qualification Masters Degree or 1st Degree (Hons) with 5years working experience Higher Diploma with 5> years working experience O & A Level of 10 years or more working experience English Language Qualification (Level 5 IELT/ TEFL Minimum)

If you want to know more about your preferred course send your inquiry to registry@tsmr.org.uk

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College Admission Workshop

Summer at Smith College
Campus 7 days July 2019 USA Northampton

This one-week College Admission Workshop is designed for rising high school juniors and seniors to give promising young women like you the best practices, guidance and top tips for successfully navigating the college application process. Your instructors are Smith's professional admission staff, as well as visiting admission officers from other top-ranked colleges and universities. [+]

July 21—27, 2018

As you start thinking about applying to college, there are clear ways to make your applications—and yourself—stand out. Learn the latest insights and insider expertise from admission professionals about how to succeed in the application process.

This one-week College Admission Workshop is designed for rising high school juniors and seniors to give promising young women like you the best practices, guidance and top tips for successfully navigating the college application process. Your instructors are Smith's professional admission staff, as well as visiting admission officers from other top-ranked colleges and universities.... [-]


International Foundation Year

NCUK
Campus Full time 6 - 24 months August 2019 United Kingdom Manchester

A qualification designed with our university partners to prepare you for first-year entry to undergraduate degree courses. [+]

What is the NCUK International Foundation Year (IFY)?

A qualification designed with our university partners to prepare you for first-year entry to undergraduate degree courses. Studying in small classes with NCUK in your home country before you start your degree will give you the confidence you need before you start your degree course.

Quality is at the heart of everything that we do so our qualifications meet the highest academic standards set by our university partners. As well as academic knowledge, the NCUK International Foundation Year will give you specialist English language, study and cultural skills that are an essential part of your degree course. This unique combination will help you to get into the University of your choice and get on with your future career.... [-]


University Preparation Courses

Carfax College Oxford
Campus Full time September 2019 United Kingdom Oxford

Carfax provides a wide range of courses for pupils applying to British and American universities, as well as those seeking entry to world-leading universities elsewhere. [+]

Carfax provides a wide range of courses for pupils applying to British and American universities, as well as those seeking entry to world-leading universities elsewhere.

Some pupils spend one-to-two years at the college, preparing for a set of A-Levels or other qualifications, as well as course-specific standardized tests (or, in the case of applicants to American universities, Advanced Placement (AP) and SAT), while others join for the weekend, evening, or holiday courses.

Carfax also offers a 'Foundation Programme', including (where required) English Language teaching, to prepare international pupils for entry to leading universities.

Courses are developed to cater to the specific needs of each pupil, depending on the universities he or she is seeking to enter.... [-]


One-year Foundation in Science (FiS) program

Melaka-Manipal Medical College
Campus Full time 1 year March 2019 Malaysia Malacca

The Centre of Foundation is home to the Foundation in Science programme – a thoughtfully crafted one-year pre-university course that prepares you for admission into our flagship MBBS and BDS degree programmes. [+]

The Centre of Foundation is home to the Foundation in Science programme – a thoughtfully crafted one-year pre-university course that prepares you for admission into our flagship MBBS and BDS degree programmes.

Welcome to the MMMC Foundation in Science!

We are the country’s pioneers in fashioning a pre-university program exclusively designed for those who wish to walk the noble path of medicine and dentistry. First of its kind, our one-year Foundation in Science (FiS) program offers a blend of subjects aimed to give you a comprehensive prelude to medical studies. We help you make a smooth transition into the first year of medical school by empowering you with essential knowledge and developing your study and learning skills. Upon meeting set entry requirements, you are guaranteed a place in your preferred degree at MMMC. Our team of highly qualified faculty is dedicated to smoothen your path to academic and professional excellence!... [-]


Pathway course to access University in Spain: EBAU/UNED 2

Academia Guiu
Campus Full time 1 year October 2019 Spain Barcelona

Exam Preparation Course for University Access (Selectividad UNED) [+]

Who is it for?

This is a course addressed to students who have completed upper secondary school education abroad and want to gain access to public or private universities in Spain, regardless of their nationality. Students will be prepared to obtain the best possible results in the university entrance exam.

How?

Knowledge and skills previously acquired during high school education will be taken as a starting point, taking into account that there might be different depending on the country. Students will work on theoretical and practical aspects in class, especially focusing on exam practice in order to successfully complete their examinations. Our teachers are qualified experts in the different subjects we offer. Moreover, Academia Guiu has over 120 years of experience in education and it is a guarantee of success.... [-]


Pathway course to access University in Spain: EBAU/UNED 3

Academia Guiu
Campus Full time 1 year January 2019 Spain Barcelona

Exam Preparation Course for University Access (Selectividad UNED) [+]

Who is it for?

This is a course addressed to students who have completed upper secondary school education abroad and want to gain access to public or private universities in Spain, regardless of their nationality. Students will be prepared to obtain the best possible results in the university entrance exam.

How?

Knowledge and skills previously acquired during high school education will be taken as a starting point, taking into account that there might be different depending on the country. Students will work on theoretical and practical aspects in class, especially focusing on exam practice in order to successfully complete their examinations. Our teachers are qualified experts in the different subjects we offer. Moreover, Academia Guiu has over 120 years of experience in education and it is a guarantee of success.... [-]


Pathway course to access University in Spain: EBAU/UNED 1

Academia Guiu
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Spain Barcelona

Exam Preparation Course for University Access. (Selectividad UNED) [+]

Who is it for?

This is a course addressed to students who have completed upper secondary school education abroad and want to gain access to public or private universities in Spain, regardless of their nationality. Students will be prepared to obtain the best possible results in the university entrance exam.

How?

Knowledge and skills previously acquired during high school education will be taken as a starting point, taking into account that there might be different depending on the country. Students will work on theoretical and practical aspects in class, especially focusing on exam practice in order to successfully complete their examinations. Our teachers are qualified experts in the different subjects we offer. Moreover, Academia Guiu has over 120 years of experience in education and it is a guarantee of success.... [-]