University Foundation Programme
Entry into top UK universities, with a wide range of subject choices.
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Designed specifically for high achieving international students, the
University Foundation Programme (UFP) acts as a bridge from students’ high school education in their own country to university in the UK.
At Guildhouse School we offer UFP starting in September and January.
The UFP recognises the specific academic challenges that International students face and uses assessment strategies that offer the best opportunities to demonstrate a student’s academic level and potential. Students each choose three academic subjects with exams at the end of the qualification. In addition, all students attend academic English classes designed to develop their English skills for university.
Final UFP grades are determined by exams as well as a significant amount of coursework which simulates the structure of most UK university courses.
Choosing a subject combination is important as universities look for students that have good grades in the right subjects. We work intensively with each student choose the best combination to help achieve their university and career aspirations.
Gain an accredited qualification accepted by 95 of the 100 top UK universities
Unlock progressing to a UK or international university
Develop skills needed to succeed at university with a focus on improved capacity to learn with confidence and independence
Improved English language fluency and proficiency
Develop the foundation knowledge needed to study a specific subject at undergraduate level
Experience life at an international school and prepare for life at a UK university
Subject Choice and Structure
UFP students select one subject from each block – up to a maximum of four subjects. Non-native speakers will also study English as a Second Language:
September Start Subjects
January Start Subjects
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Questions about UFP
How will I be assessed?
Students take examinations in each subject at the end of the year with results published soon after. To ensure students are well prepared they also take part in mock exams so that teachers can help identify any areas where there may be difficulties. English is tested through an IELTS examination.
Most subjects have 30% coursework which is written or practical work completed throughout the year and counts towards the overall grade.
What will you achieve?
have an accredited qualification accepted by 95 of the 100 top UK universities;
have developed as an independent learner;
have improved your English language fluency and proficiency;
have the foundation needed for undergraduate study in your chosen subject.