Preparatory Year Programs in United Kingdom

See 23 Top Preparatory Year Programs in United Kingdom 2019

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A preparatory year is designed to get students ready for their first year at a university. This year can consist of taking a number of courses that will prove to be useful once your traditional education begins.

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Exam Preparation

LTC English
Campus Open Enrollment United Kingdom Eastbourne

Here at LTC Eastbourne, we offer courses to help with exam preparations. Courses include General English + IELTS Preparation and Cambridge First Exam Preparation (FCE). [+]

Overview

Here at LTC Eastbourne, we offer courses to help with exam preparations. Courses include:

General English + IELTS Preparation Cambridge First Exam Preparation (FCE)

See below for more information about our exam preparation courses.

General English + IELTS Examination Preparation

This exam preparation course is designed for students between Intermediate (B1) and Advanced (C1) levels.

The course will run both in the mornings and afternoons. In the morning, General English classes will work in all areas of English: listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation. In the afternoon, classes will focus on tasks, strategies, and practice for the IELTS exam.... [-]


One Year GCSE

Cardiff Sixth Form College
Campus 1 year August 2019 United Kingdom Cardiff

Through a one year intensive GCSE course, Cardiff Sixth Form College provides a unique opportunity for younger students, many of whom aspire to progress onto the award-winning Sixth Form, to be able to take advantage of the inspirational teaching, excellent career development and modern boarding environment at the top school in the UK. [+]

Overview

Through a one year intensive GCSE course, Cardiff Sixth Form College provides a unique opportunity for younger students, many of whom aspire to progress onto the award-winning Form, to be able to take advantage of the inspirational teaching, excellent career development and modern boarding environment at the top school in the UK.

An excellent platform for moving onto the next level and a solid foundation for continuing their studies, this new course gives students the opportunity to study between six and nine key academic subjects as well as improve their English proficiency in small class sizes with intensive teaching.

Taught by the existing Cardiff Sixth Form staff, all students will also participate fully in sport, cultural activities, a super-curricular programme, academic enrichment opportunities and everyday College life, alongside their A Level counterparts.... [-]


A Level Courses

MPW
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 United Kingdom Cambridge London Birmingham + 2 more

We offer a wide selection of A-level subjects over three different study durations: one year, 18 months and two years. The one-year and two-year course starts in September and the 18-month course starts in January. Students normally study 4 subjects and IELTS English (if required)) in year 1 and continue with three subjects and English (if required) in year 2. [+]

MPW has been welcoming international students for more than 15 years. With around 150 spaces for new international students available each year across the Group, MPW has a vibrant international community that benefits from interacting with the predominantly British student body. This provides an ideal learning environment for our international students to establish the language and cultural skills needed to succeed in the highly competitive world of higher education.

At MPW we offer the most comprehensive suite of A level options that you will find in any academic institution in the UK. Subjects are offered over three different course durations with no restrictions on subject combination or course length.... [-]


Study Year in the USA

Kaplan International USA
Campus Full time 5 - 9 months September 2019 United Kingdom London

Get the best value with our long-term English courses and really immerse yourself in the culture of your chosen destination. Choose the intensity of your program and how long you want to study. [+]

Long-Term English Courses Academic Semester Also Available

Get the best value with our long-term English courses and really immerse yourself in the culture of your chosen destination. Choose the intensity of your program and how long you want to study.

These certified courses will help you become fluent in English, both in the classroom and in everyday life. You will have time to explore your amazing destination and make friends with people from all around the world.

Taking a long term English course with Kaplan is also a great way to enhance your résumé and gain a truly international perspective. To learn more about which course is best for your needs, contact us or choose a course below.... [-]


USA Exam Preparation Course (GMAT, IELTS, TOEFL)

Kaplan International USA
Campus Full time 2 - 24 weeks Open Enrollment United Kingdom London

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... [-]


Business A Level

Exeter College
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 United Kingdom Exeter

The focus of AQA AS Business is on small to medium-sized businesses operating within national markets. It covers the issues involved in a business start-up, such as research and planning, as well as the factors that determine success. [+]

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

The focus of AQA AS Business is on small to medium-sized businesses operating within national markets. It covers the issues involved in a business start-up, such as research and planning, as well as the factors that determine success. It considers how established businesses might improve their effectiveness by making tactical decisions throughout the business. A Level Business builds on the AS units by considering more complex business scenarios and focusing on strategy.

The course will be taught by the use of small group work, self-directed research and presentation, class discussion and lectures. All units taught in year one are assessed across two papers at the end of the year. Paper 1 is assessed through multiple choice questions, short answer questions and mini case study data response questions. Paper 2 is assessed by short answer questions and the use of a case study for data response questions. There is no course work option.... [-]


Economics A Level

Exeter College
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 United Kingdom Exeter

Economics relates to every aspect of our lives, from the decisions we make as individuals to the policies of governments and firms. Develop an economic understanding and you gain a deeper understanding of the world around us that is as valuable as it is interesting. [+]

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

Economics relates to every aspect of our lives, from the decisions we make as individuals to the policies of governments and firms. Develop an economic understanding, and you gain a deeper understanding of the world around us that is as valuable as it is interesting. Economics has connections to many other subjects such as politics, geography, history, psychology and statistics.

In order to meet the needs of individual students, the course is taught through a mixture of lectures, discussions, active lessons, presentations, case studies, videos, guided self-studies, and the use of the college portal and internet. Course assessment is through short tests, objective test questions, essays, and case studies. Final assessment is through external examinations; there is no coursework.... [-]


One year i/GCSE Programme

Cambridge Centre for Sixth-Form Studies
Campus Full time 1 year August 2019 United Kingdom Cambridge

CCSS runs a highly successful one year programme for GCSE students. We offer a broad range of subjects providing students with a varied and balanced curriculum. Maths, English and a science subject are compulsory on this course... [+]

CCSS runs a highly successful one year programme for GCSE students. We offer a broad range of subjects providing students with a varied and balanced curriculum. Maths, English and a science subject are compulsory on this course.

Students usually take between five and seven subjects, depending on their background and future plans. This approach gives experience of a range of academic disciplines before choosing which subjects to study on the A-level programme.

Personal, social and health education (PSHE) is an important element of the education for our younger students, and this is interwoven in the GCSE programme.

Who chooses a GCSE programme at CCSS? UK students who, after completing Year 9 or Year 10 at local schools feel that they will benefit from our small class sizes and personal attention or from our extensive subject range. Students whose families are planning to move to Cambridge and who seek a first class, success-focussed provision. International students who want to prepare for A-Level courses. Re-sit students who have not performed as well as they hoped and wish to retake GCSE in order to improve their grades and get a firm foundation for further education. Students who want to build upon GCSE success by quickly gaining additional GCSEs in new subjects that will open doors to a bright future. Individual support ... [-]

Pre-Programme

Cambridge Centre for Sixth-Form Studies
Campus Full time Part time 1 year August 2019 United Kingdom Cambridge + 1 more

The Pre-Programme at CCSS is the perfect all round preparation for academic study, as well as being a great introduction to life at an independent sixth-form college in the UK... [+]

The Pre-Programme at CCSS is the perfect all round preparation for academic study, as well as being a great introduction to life at an independent sixth-form college in the UK.

Ideal for students aged 14-17, each Pre-Programme gives the student a personalised learning experience. A blend of expert English Language teaching and the very best introduction to subject lessons, sports activities and cultural excursions creates a rewarding English learning experience.

The Pre-Programme at CCSS is offered as a full one-year course and we can offer short courses for two terms, for one term and for half a term. All Pre-Programme Courses can lead to further full-time study at CCSS.

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Foundation Program - Access to Science

Boston College UK
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom Boston

This Access to Science programme is designed for adults interested in undertaking a career in the Science or Engineering fields. [+]

This Access to Science programme is designed for adults interested in undertaking a career in the Science or Engineering fields.

This course is available in Boston.

Successful completion of the course could also lead to progression onto the College's University Level courses. You could study the HNC/HND in Applied Science or Computing Systems and Development on your doorstep and at up to half the cost of university fees.

What will I do?

The Diploma is gained by achieving 18 Level 3 credits in 3 main subjects. You can choose these from the following subjects, Biology, Physics, Maths, Chemistry or Computing.

You will also complete 3 Level 3 credits in Study Skills: Research and Referencing and 3 Level 3 credits in IT for Academic Purposes.... [-]


Foundation Program- Access to Business

Boston College UK
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom Boston

This Access to Business Studies programme is designed for adults interested in undertaking a career in the Business and Marketing, Law, Computing, or Finance fields. [+]

This Access to Business Studies programme is designed for adults interested in undertaking a career in the Business and Marketing, Law, Computing, or Finance fields.

This course is available in Boston.

Successful completion of the course could also lead to progress onto the College's University Level courses. You could study the HNC/HND in Business, Travel and Tourism Management on your doorstep and at up to half the cost of university fees.

What will I do?

The Diploma is gained by achieving 24 Level 3 credits in Business.

You will also choose 2 more main subjects to gain 15 credits. These subjects included Law, Maths and Computing.

Alongside these 3 main subjects, you must also gain 3 Level 3 credits in Study Skills: Research and Referencing and 3 Level 3 credits in IT for Academic Purposes.... [-]


Cambridge Exam Preparation

City College Brighton & Hove
Campus Full time 10 weeks January 2019 United Kingdom Brighton

Cambridge Exam Courses are designed for higher-level students who want to improve their English. Cambridge exams are recognised around the world by universities, employers and national education authorities. [+]

Cambridge Exam Courses are designed for higher-level students who want to improve their English. Cambridge exams are recognised around the world by universities, employers and national education authorities. Every year, nearly 1.5 million people take a Cambridge exam to improve their employment prospects, seek further education and prepare for international travel or living abroad.

On our Cambridge Exam Preparation Courses you will:

Focus on exam techniques and strategies. Practise with regular mock exams and tutorials. Develop you general language skills Prepare with experienced tutors who will advise you when you are ready to take the exam.

We offer both full and part time course options.... [-]


UK Sixth Form Studies for International Students: A-Levels

City and Islington College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom London

The College boasts an outstanding record of achievement for A Level students. In 2013, the overall pass rate was an impressive 98% from 1,622 entries – and students achieved a 100% pass rate in 22 subjects. Our dedicated staff and exceptional partnerships with universities have helped... [+]

The A Level programme is studied at Level 3 over a two year period. You will study in a traditional way where your final grades will be based on end of year exams.

The qualification is divided into an AS Level (year 1) and an A2 Level (year 2) which each make up 50% of your overall grade. Most students take 4 subjects in their first year and 3 in their second year. We have 34 subjects available at A Level (22 of which have a 100% pass rate):

Biology Business Studies Chemistry Computing Critical and Contextual Studies Dance Drama & Theatre Studies Economics Electronics English Language & Literature English Literature Film Studies Fine Art French Further Mathematics Geography German Government & Politics OCR Graphics History Italian Mathematics Media Studies Music Music Technology Philosophy Photography Physics Psychology Religious Studies Sociology Spanish Textiles Turkish ... [-]

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.... [-]


International Masters Foundation Programme

London South Bank University
Campus Full time 1 - 3 semesters September 2019 United Kingdom London

Preparatory programmes for prospective postgraduate international students who aren't currently eligible for direct entry to an LSBU postgraduate degrees in Business and related fields. [+]

This course is only open to International students from non-EU countries.

This programme is ideal for independent, non-EU students who have completed an undergraduate degree programme and are looking for guaranteed progression (subject to achieving specified to a Master's level degree in the UK.

The Master's Foundation will allow you to improve your English whilst learning the study skills and research methods that you will need during your Master's degree studies.

You will study and live on campus so that you are part of University life from the start. This includes full use of the all the university's academic, social and sporting facilities.

Mode

Full-time (up to 25 hours per week)... [-]