Foundation Year: Year 1 of 3 in the Bournemouth
Collegiate Sixth Form
Who is the course aimed at?
This course is for international students who have English as an
additional language and whose English is at a level that prevents them
from accessing the full AS/A level curriculum without the support of a
third year of study. The course is also suitable for international students with limited English skills and who wish to study at universities
in the UK on completion of their A levels in the UK.
Year 1: Foundation Year
The first year includes lessons in:
Further Mathematics (if applicable)
A choice of other AS level or GCSE level courses
The compulsory lessons in this first year also include:
“In the News”: a conversational programme based on current local
and world news events helping to support students with their English and
“Cultural Studies”: a course aimed at learning more about British
and European Culture, the working environment in the EU, and the main
cultural traditions within the UK and the EU.
Preparatory lessons in IELTS. (Our students average level 7 in
A block of timetabled lessons in which Foundation A Level students
shadow other class groups
in the school
A full programme of physical education and games.
A full programme of Personal, Social, and Health Education (PSHE)
Full participation in the Enrichment Programme followed by BCS
Sixth Form students
Support with finding the right university, and visits to
universities in the UK, including Oxford and Cambridge
The students will be fully part of the BCS sixth form.
Year 2: AS levels and some A levels (as appropriate)
Year 3: A levels
Full EAL support is given in each year and IELTS is continued each year.