57 Sparrow Drive
Stevenage SG2 9FB
Phone: +44 (0)1438 906344
Registered office: 15 Annandale Street, Edinburgh EH7 4AW, Scotland
Programmes on offer include:
British education is high quality, globally recognised and offers transferable qualifications that are accepted by all UK and many top overseas universities. Our students will all be offered advice and guidance on the university application process throughout their programme.
Whichever programme your student chooses to study we will give you the best possible advice and guidance to support them through the application process, so please don’t hesitate to ask if they have any questions regarding which college or programme is best suited to their needs.
High School Study Abroad Programme
These programmes vary in length from 8 weeks to a year and depending on the college chosen start dates can be flexible. Most students however start their programmes in either September or January and stay for either 1 or 2 terms or a semester. The high school programme is for students who wish to improve their English and have an authentic UK high school experience studying with British students and living with a host family close to the college.
Up to 4 subjects are studied and students can choose from a wide range of both academic and vocational subjects. In addition to their studies they are offered a varied range of enrichment activities to participate in which gives them the opportunity to meet new friends and try out new sports. All students will receive a report at the end of their stay detailing what/when they have studied.
A levels are offered in a wide range of subjects and between the partner colleges we work with we can offer a choice of over 40! The 2 year A level course is recognised by universities worldwide and A levels are the UK’s national qualification for 16-19 year olds wanting to progress to degree level courses. Students will usually study 3 subjects – any combination of subjects are possible (although there are minimum entry requirements for some subjects). Students will be learning in classes with British students and in many colleges they will also be offered English classes (with other international students) to improve their English language skills. These classes not only support A level study but also help students reach the IELTS level of 6 and above which is required for entry to a UK university.
International Baccalaureate (IB)
The 2 year IB programme is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to A levels for many students. It is an international qualification which is recognised all over the world and is an excellent preparation for either a British or international university. Students choose one course from each of six subject areas and study 3 at higher and 3 at standard level. In addition to this there is also a core programme which all students must study which is an extended essay project, theory of knowledge (TOK) and creativity, action, service (CAS) where students get involved in local community activities.
International Foundation Year (IFY)
The IFY is a one-year pre-university qualification which offers a guaranteed entry route to college partner universities and is a recognised entry to many other UK and world universities.
The IFY is a fast track qualification which allows students to improve English language skills and ability (it includes a significant amount of English language teaching). It also enhances study skills and cultural understanding as well as boosting the students’ ability for research and presentation skills in readiness for life at university.
For students who want to come to the UK in order to progress onto university here this is a perfect route as it can be completed in a year unlike the A level or IB programmes which are 2 year courses.
BTEC Qualifications provide an alternative to GCSEs and A levels and are widely accepted as entry qualifications by universities. They are a particularly good route to university for students who know which course they want to take or for students entering the world of employment where they know which career path they would like to follow.
BTECs can be studied at 3 levels: a first diploma (which takes a year and is equivalent to GCSE level), a level 3 diploma (which takes 2 years and is equivalent to A level) and an HND (Higher National Diploma) which takes 2 to 3 years to complete and is comparable to the first 2 years of a degree.