From Kings Brighton to university in Belgium
The Kings Advanced Level Foundation is based on an A-level programme syllabus. It condenses two years of study into one intensive foundation programme, in which students have the option to personalise their study plan and choose their own subjects in the same way as A-levels. The Advanced Level Foundation has been accepted for entrance by nearly all of the Top 30 UK universities, as well as many other prestigious higher education institutions elsewhere around the world.
Here, we hear the story of Do Thi Yen Hoai (Sadie), who studied the Advanced Level Foundation with Kings in the UK before beginning her undergraduate studies at KU Leuven, Belgium.
Do Thi Yen Hoai studied the Advanced Level Foundation course at Kings Brighton from 2018 – 2019. Her subject choices were Business, Economics and Mathematics, which she studied alongside the core Data and CSS modules. Speaking to us during her Foundation course about her subject choices, she commented:
"I have to say Economics is the subject that I find most intriguing. At first I had no intention of choosing Economics because some of my friends who took Economics before (they’re at university now) said that it is really difficult and confusing. So, I was really scared of the subject even though I had no idea about what we would be studying. But then the principal advised me to choose Economics because it would be a nice combination with Maths and Business."
She achieved a fantastic overall mark of 87% in the Foundation.
Do Thi Yen Hoai progressed onto KU Leuven (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), in Belgium for her undergraduate degree — a Bachelor of Business Administration. KU Leuven is a prestigious university that attracts students from all over the world. In 2021, it ranked 45th in the world in Times Higher Education rankings.
Do Thi Yen Hoai said that she found the application process to KU Leuven to be straightforward and similar to applying to university in the UK. She also felt that the best support she received from Kings was with her essay-writing, which enabled her to put together a strong application essay to KU Leuven.